Olivia Newton John’s long battle with cancer is over. She died this morning at age 73 in California.
Olivia struggled through several bouts, never flagging, always putting up a battle. She’s survived by her daughter, Chloe.
The English singer made a name for herself in the 70s with a string of hits including “Have You Never Been Mellow” and the dance hit, “Physical.” But she also turned out to be a movie star, featured with John Travolta memorably in the film version of “Grease.” The latter cemented her place in pop culture, producing even more hits.
There wasn’t a radio station anywhere that wasn’t playing Newton John’s hits for twenty years. Even when her heyday passed, the “Grease” fans kept her on the front burner.
She won four Grammys and was nominated for 8 others.
Condolences to her family and friends. Olivia Newton John she will be sorely missed.