Olivia Newton-John lést í gær, 73 ára að aldri, en hún var heimsþekkt leik- og söngkona, ekki hvað síst fyrir hlutverk sitt í bíómyndinni Grease sem kom út árið 1978. Hún hafði áður slegið í gegn sem söngkona en lög á borð við You‘re the One that I Want, Summer Nights og Hopelessly Devoted to You úr Grease lifa hvað lengst í minnum fólks.
John Easterling, eiginmaður hennar, segir hana hafi látist friðsamlega í morgun umkringd vinum og fjölskyldu. Hún hafði barist við brjóstakrabbamein síðustu þrjátíu ár. Newton-John eignaðist eina dóttur, Chloe Lattanzi, með fyrrverandi eiginmanni sínum, leikaranum Matt Lattanzi.
Þegar fregnirnar bárust logaði allt á samfélagsmiðlum og hefur hver á eftir öðrum lofsungið skemmtikraftinn ógleymanlega. Hér má sjá fáein brot af ummælum frægra netverja.
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Rest in peace, Olivia Newton-John. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us all. 💘 pic.twitter.com/Iu9I5ppLC4
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) August 8, 2022
Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. And, I always will. (Just like this picture @nfsaonline) She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER pic.twitter.com/3nE8PVDFLy
— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) August 8, 2022
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 mirth.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John was one of the nicest people I was lucky enough to meet and work with on Glee. Such an amazing talent and beautiful soul. ❤️#RIPOliviaNewtonJohn pic.twitter.com/p171pktthj
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) August 8, 2022
In my play The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, a gogo boy on acid has a spiritual vision of Olivia Newton-John blessing the gay community. She had the ideal radiant spirit- everyone adored her pic.twitter.com/7i5W0BafY8
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) August 8, 2022
I never met Olivia Newton-John. I was only a hopelessly devoted fan. I’m told she was one of the dearest and kindest people. My sympathy to all her loved ones. #RIPOliviaNewtonJohn
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) August 8, 2022
Have always loved this slower live version of Olivia Newton-John's 'Physical'. I was at this Opera House concert and, if I recall correctly, she was battling a cold so drank tea throughout the performance so she could keep going. https://t.co/dt2dFFVRQA
— Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) August 9, 2022