By Rachel West.

“Grease” star Olivia Newton-John has died at age 73.

Her official Instagram and Facebook accounts confirmed the news of her death on Monday, August 8.

“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” her Instagram account reads alongside a photo of the smiling actress.

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The work of Newton-John, who shared her decades-long battle with breast cancer over the years, will continue with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund which is “dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.” In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the fund in her memory.

Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi.

More details to follow.


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