Celebrities and Fans Mourn Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton John passed away this morning after battling breast cancer, according to statement shared by her husband, John Easterling.

After the heartbreaking news began circulating online, the 73-year-old actress and singer was fondly remembered by fans and former colleagues; who were quick to share their favorite memories, photos, and clips of the star performing.

John Travolta was one of many celebrities to pay tribute to his Grease co-star.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever !
Your Danny, your John!” the 68-year-old wrote alongside a throwback photo of the accomplished actress, singer, and activist on social media.

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Award-winning broadcaster and breast cancer survivor, Robin Robertsalso mourned the loss of the legendary actress and singer.

“Very sad news. Great admiration for how she bravely faced breast cancer. Condolences to her loving family and friends.”

Star Trek actor George Takeic posted a brief statement as well.

“We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John, gone too soon from us at age 73. I trust she is now in the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever hopelessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and myrtle.”

Dancer and actress Julianne Hough shared an adorable picture of the two on Instagram.

“Like so many, Olivia has always been my hero. Discovering her magnetic energy as an artist and actress came first but it was her heart that truly captured mine. Forever an icon and legend!,” Hough captioned the post.

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“‘Grease’ is my #1 movie of all time and made me a lifelong Olivia Newton John fan. Me and my sister watched Xanadu more times than I could count. Sending so much love and prayers to a real gift of a woman and talent . #RIPOliviaNewtonJohn,” wrote actress Gabrielle Union.

singer Dionne Warwick paid tribute to her late friend with a few kind words on Twitter.

“Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir. Not only was Olivia a dear friend, but one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of recording and performing with. I will most definitely miss her,” the statement read, in part .

Glenn Kenny, an American film critic and reporter, also recalled Newton-John’s impact on radio after the release of the Grease soundtrack.

“Olivia Newton-John provided the AM radio soundtrack to my adolescence, which makes it odd to be reminded she was only a decade my senior. My friend Joe used to mess with the lyrics of one of her hits: ‘Please mister please/don ‘t play ‘At 17.’ Because that was a sad song too,” he wrote.

“Anyway despite her not being at all punk rock or proto punk or what have you her voice always made me smile, and “You’re the One That I Want” was real f***ing rock and roll. Even Bob C came around to appreciating her. Very sad to learn of her passing.”

media personality Katie Couric shared a glamorous clip of Newton-John belting out a tune with the simple caption: “Rest In Peace, Olivia.”

Even more fans remembered the star’s on-screen influence and celebrated her legacy.

“Olivia Newton-John in Grease was what made me want to do musical theater. An absolute queen and a legend. This one hurts,” one fan wrote.

“This weekend I got sent a massive folder of outtakes from album cover photo shoots. Here are two from the Grease Soundtrack that I love a lot. RIP to Olivia Newton-John,” poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib shared in a touching tweet.

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