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Pop star and actress Olivia Newton-John has died

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Aug 08, 2022

Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73. She had a string of Top 40 hits in the 1970s and 1980s, including "Have You Never Been Mellow?", "Physical," and "Xanadu."

In addition, she hit box office gold portraying Sandy in the movie "Grease" opposite John Travolta, racking up several pop chart hits. She also starred opposite Gene Kelly in the movie "Xanadu."

According to a post on her official Facebook page, she died "peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California" on Monday morning.

Newton-John has been public about her battle with breast cancer. However, a cause of death has not been revealed.

"Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer," Newton-John's husband, John Easterling, said. "Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer."

The family is asking for donations to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund in place of flowers.