Olivia Newton-John has died. The representative of Sandy from Pomáda was 73 years old
Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in the 1970s musical Pomade, has died at the age of 73. Her husband informed about it in a post on Instagram. The actress has dealt with cancer in the past.
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Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John
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“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully this morning at her ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends,” read the post, which commemorates the actress’ 30-year battle with cancer.
“We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time,” said the late artist’s husband, John Easterling.
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Newton-John was born in Britain in 1948. Her family moved to Australia six years later. She is most famous for her performance in the film adaptation of the musical Pomade from 1978. Its heroes are high school seniors and the actress played the female lead alongside John Travolta. She played high school girl Sandy as a 29-year-old.
“My dearest Olivia, you make life so much better for all of us. Your influence was incredible. I love you so much,” wrote Travolta on Instagram.
She also celebrated success in music
In addition to film, Newton-John was also involved in music, in 1981 she celebrated success with the song Physical from the album of the same name. During her musical career, she sold over 100 million albums and won four Grammy Awards, the AP agency wrote. Since childhood, Newton-John also loved country music and recorded several albums in this genre. In 1974, she even beat American country music stars Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to win the award for country singer of the year.
In 1992, the actress announced that she was battling breast cancer. The disease returned again in 2013 and 2017. AFP recalled that after her experience, Newton-John put all her energy and popularity into the role of an advocate for the fight against cancer. Among other things, she founded a research oncology facility in Australia.