UNSPECIFIED - FEBRUARY 25: In this screengrab released on February 25, Olivia Newton-John speaks during the G'Day USA American Australian Association Arts Gala on February 25, 2021. (Photo by G'Day USA/G'Day USA via Getty Images)

Legendary singer and actor Olivia Newton-John, who starred in the movie “Grease”, has died at the age of 73. The news was announced on her Facebook page.

Her husband released this statement:

Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.

Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.

Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.

This is a breaking news update. 

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