Washington, Agencies: Four-time Grammy-winning singer and actor Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73 after a prolonged illness. A statement shared by her husband John Easterling on his official Instagram handle confirmed the news of her passing. In the post, he wrote, “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away this morning in Southern California. We request everyone to please respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time.”
In his statement, he further said that, Olivia was suffering from breast cancer for more than 30 years. Olivia follows her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; Sister Sarah Newton-John; Has left a large family, including brother Toby Newton-John. However, the cause of his death has not been clearly stated yet. According to news agency ANI, the Australian singer was known for her top hits. USA Today has reported in its report that born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England, Newton-John moved with her family to Australia at the age of 5. There she grew up singing and became a talent show winner at the age of 16. After which she came back to England, after which she left her studies for full time singing.
Reportedly, Olivia got her first major breakthrough as a pop star in 1971 with Bob Dylan’s If Not For You. The success propelled him to number 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and Newton-John achieved international stardom. In 1973, she received her first Grammy for Best Female Singer for ‘Let Me Be There’. She won two more Grammy Awards the following year. Newton-John has won 12 Grammys throughout his career.