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The brave words with which Olivia Newton-John faced death and reassured her family

Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John, star of the blockbuster movie “Grease”, died on Monday at the age of 73 after a three-decade battle with cancer (AFP)

On August 8, beloved Olivia Newton-John of “Grease” died at her Southern California home after battling breast cancer for more than 30 years, her husband announced. John Easterling. Just one day after her death, the actress’s niece shared details about the Hollywood star’s deteriorating health.

“It wasn’t just the cancer, but other complications, being in a hospital and having a very sensitive immune system.”, Totti Goldsmith told an Australian channel. “He had secondary infections. She fell apart in the last five or six days.”

The woman shared that Olivia had turned to medical cannabis to cope with the illness before her death, but her pain level continued to escalate and the medication provided little relief by the end. “It really helped her, but then it wasn’t enough”, he explained. and added that Olivia “he really struggled through a lot of pain.”

Aware of her aunt’s continued discomfort, Totti said she was not surprised to learn of Olivia’s death. “It wasn’t a surprise, we knew how sick she was“, he pointed, “especially the last five days.”

Although Totti was unable to see Olivia in person, he shared that he was able to have a special moment with her aunt before she passed away over the phone, thanks to the actress’s husband, John.

“I couldn’t make it to America on time and I wanted to say goodbye, so I asked him to hold the phone up to his ear.Totti said. “We did Facetime, so I got to see her.”

“I told him all the things I had to say. He was going to leave us,” she shared.

During his final moments, Totti said he took the time to ask Olivia an important question: “I told him, ‘Are you afraid of dying?’ and she said, ‘I’m not afraid. I have done more in my life than I could have imagined’”.

Olivia Newton-John (Getty Images)
Olivia Newton-John (Getty Images)

I’m not afraid. I’ve done more in my life than I could have imagined

Didi Conn, Olivia’s cast partner in “Grease”, gave an interview in which she told how they were the last days of the singer. In dialogue with the program Good Morning America, The actress revealed that her great friend “could no longer walk. Her husband John and her daughter Chloe were by her side the whole time.”

Moved by the death of her friend, Conn concluded that she will always remember Olivia, as someone “with a big heart, who cared for everyone.”

The actress had a years-long relationship with the cameraman Patrick McDermott which mysteriously ended. McDermott disappeared during an overnight fishing trip in California on June 30, 2005 and his whereabouts remained unknown for years. Numerous reports alleged that he faked his death and that he was living in Mexico with a new girlfriend.

Olivia Newton-John found a unique friendship in devastating times when she leaned on McDermott’s ex-wife.

Yvette Niper He wrote on his Instagram profile that “I would miss” to Olivia forever after the pair formed the most unlikely bond in search of McDermott when he disappeared nearly 20 years ago. “My sweet friend, I will miss you forever.she wrote alongside a photo of the two of them in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019. “I will miss our chats and lovely times. Fly free, sing, dance and laugh”.

Farewell to his daughter

The last photo of the actress with her daughter
The last photo of the actress with her daughter

Her daughter, Chloe Lattanzio, made several publications in honor of her mother. In the last few hours, she shared a beautiful video of both of them sharing their love for music.

During the day on Friday, Chloe Lattanzi uploaded an image to her Instagram account that would become the last published of the singer and actress. In it, Newton-John embraces his daughter with a smile. “I adore this woman. My mother. My best friend”wrote Lattanzi, 36.

On Monday, after the death of the interpreter of hits such as “You’re the One that I Want” and “Physical” was revealed, Lattanzi made a new post in which he shared several personal photos with his mother.

Olivia Newton-John's daughter remembered her mother with this beautiful photo of them together
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter remembered her mother with this beautiful photo of them together

Lattanzi, who is an actress, singer, model and businesswoman -together with her partner she has a legal cannabis farm in California-, is the only daughter Newton-John had, the product of her marriage to actor Matt Lattanzi, whom she met in 1979 while filming “Xanadu”.

“You are my beacon, mom. My safe place. My heart. It has been and continues to be an honor to be your baby and best friend. You are an angel on earth and everyone who has been touched by you has been blessed. I love you forever my giver of life, my teacher, my momChloe wrote on Tuesday, along with a snippet of the song she recorded with Newton-John, “Window In The Wall.”

Olivia Newton-John singing with her daughter

John Easterling, the actress’s last husband, released a statement on Monday to report the death of his life partner. “Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”wrote Easterling in the networks.

After hearing the sad news, John Travolta shared a heartfelt message about her “Grease” partner. “My dearest Olivia, you made our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you very much. We will see each other on the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”, the actor wrote on his Instagram account.

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