John Travolta, celebrities react to Olivia Newton-John’s death

“Grease” star Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning surrounded by family and friends at her Southern California ranch following a long battle with cancer.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” her family wrote in a statement posted on her official Facebook page.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.”

Upon her death, her family is asking that people donate to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund instead of sending flowers.

The last photos seen of the actress was posted by her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, on Instagram on Aug 5.

“I worship this woman. my mother. My best friend,” Lattanzi wrote.

Quickly after the news broke on Monday, John’s “Grease” co-star John Travolta made a statement on his Instagram.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta played Sandy and Danny in
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta played Sandy and Danny in “Grease.”
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
The pair have remained friends over the years.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” he captioned a young picture of the starlet.

“Your impact has been 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,” Travolta concluded.

“I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again,” he wrote after news of her passing.
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“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, shared her condolences to the “brave” Newton-John.

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

Bravo host Andy Cohen honored Newton-John in an Instagram video, saying, “Hopelessly Devoted to YOU, Olivia Newton-John. Rest In Peace, Queen. Thank you for the music.”

“We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John, gone too soon from us at age 73, “Star Trek” actor George Takei wrote on Twitter. “I trust she is now in the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever hopelessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and mirth,” he said.

Funnywoman Kathy Griffin remembered Newton-John on Twitter by quote tweeting a clip of the ladies — plus Carson Kressley of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” — sipping tea about conversation.

“Olivia Newton-John rolled with EVERYTHING,” Griffin wrote.

“Too young to leave this world. May she RIP,” fellow icon Barbra Streisand wrote on Instagram.

This story will be updated as more reactions come in.


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