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Dame Olivia Newton-John

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Dame Olivia Newton-John Famous memorial

Birth
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Death
8 Aug 2022 (aged 73)
Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Her ashes were scattered in Byron Bay, some at her property in California and "in other places I love".
Memorial ID
242447483 View Source

Actress, Singer. Born in England and reared in Australia, she scored with numerous country-tinged pop hits during the 1970s and 1980s, and segued into feature films. Her blond, girl-next-door good looks provided the perfect complement to such easy-listening hits as "If You Love Me Let Me Know," "Let Me Be There," "I Honestly Love You," and "Have You Never Been Mellow," as well as 1981's racy "Physical" (the best-selling song of the 1980s). Olivia also starred in the highest grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), which provided her with the number one hits "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and "You're the One That I Want," a duet with co-star John Travolta. Subsequent films did poorly, most notably the roller skating flop Xanadu (1980), which featured dancer Gene Kelly. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 (just two weeks after her father had died of cancer). She received successful treatment and began performing again, releasing Gaia in 1994 and Back With a Heart in 1998. Her latest album is Stronger Than Before (2005). Her companion Patrick McDermott disappeared in June 2005 following a fishing trip. On May 2017, Olivia announced that her breast cancer grew back a third time spreading to her bones and progressed to Stage IV breast cancer. She had been an advocate fighting for breast cancer and died peacefully in her home.

Actress, Singer. Born in England and reared in Australia, she scored with numerous country-tinged pop hits during the 1970s and 1980s, and segued into feature films. Her blond, girl-next-door good looks provided the perfect complement to such easy-listening hits as "If You Love Me Let Me Know," "Let Me Be There," "I Honestly Love You," and "Have You Never Been Mellow," as well as 1981's racy "Physical" (the best-selling song of the 1980s). Olivia also starred in the highest grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), which provided her with the number one hits "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and "You're the One That I Want," a duet with co-star John Travolta. Subsequent films did poorly, most notably the roller skating flop Xanadu (1980), which featured dancer Gene Kelly. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 (just two weeks after her father had died of cancer). She received successful treatment and began performing again, releasing Gaia in 1994 and Back With a Heart in 1998. Her latest album is Stronger Than Before (2005). Her companion Patrick McDermott disappeared in June 2005 following a fishing trip. On May 2017, Olivia announced that her breast cancer grew back a third time spreading to her bones and progressed to Stage IV breast cancer. She had been an advocate fighting for breast cancer and died peacefully in her home.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: HCK
  • Added: 8 Aug 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 242447483
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/242447483/olivia-newton-john: accessed ), memorial page for Dame Olivia Newton-John (26 Sep 1948–8 Aug 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 242447483, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, who reports a Her ashes were scattered in Byron Bay, some at her property in California and "in other places I love"..