Sadly, Olivia Newton-John passed away in 2022. She had a lot of talent and was a beautiful person.
Her death undoubtedly had an effect on her close friends and family.
The Grease star’s daughter has shared details of her mother’s last hours and her final remarks to her.
Unfortunately, it’s a depressing novel.
For decades, Olivia Newton-John ruled our television screens, making subsequent generations laugh. The gorgeous smile and kind demeanor of the singer and actress made her a treat to behold at all times.
She had never achieved such levels of stardom before, and “Grease” was the catalyst for this. With over 100 million records sold, she is currently among the best-selling recording artists of all time.
She also spent a considerable portion of her life battling a dreadful illness. The renowned Grease actress battled breast cancer for many years while seeking to lead a normal life.
Reports state that she received her initial cancer diagnosis in 1992. Shortly after she released Back to Basics: The Essential Collection 1971-1992, her third greatest hits CD, doctors gave her the heartbreaking news.
Following her initial breast cancer diagnosis, Olivia had to cancel her planned tour as well as the promotion for the aforementioned record.
As if Olivia’s initial cancer diagnosis wasn’t tragic enough, she was dealt yet another blow. It was a terrible turn of events that her father passed away the same weekend.
Regular examinations of Olivia Newton-John helped to identify her cancer at an early stage. Within 24 hours of the diagnosis, she had a partial mastectomy on her right breast. Despite doctors’ assurances that the prognosis was excellent, Olivia was “too distressed to say anything” when she arrived at the hospital before her surgery.
The singer-actress said, “I just want to become healthier.
Newton-John, who was 43 at the time, would have opted to avoid graphic tabloid headlines over remaining silent and keeping her illness a secret. In the end, she made the right choice by disclosing her breast cancer, which may have helped save hundreds of lives.
She said, “I get my strength from the millions of women who have overcome this.”
Following nine months of chemotherapy, acupuncture, breast reconstruction, and homeopathic treatments, Olivia made a full recovery. She then became an advocate for breast cancer research.
The Grease actress, who had always insisted on maintaining a strict workout regimen and a nutritious diet, made the decision to invest millions of dollars on a “greenhouse” to aid in her battle with cancer.
In California’s Malibu, the mansion was constructed with stunning ocean views. No trash or recycled wood was allowed in the house, as Olivia insisted on using only non-toxic materials.
“After receiving a cancer diagnosis, I kept asking myself, ‘Why?'” Olivia stated to the Sunday Mirror in 1993, “All I could think about was how the illness could have been brought on by the environment we were living in.”
I couldn’t help but wonder if the water and air we were breathing in Los Angeles had anything to do with it. Since Los Angeles is so crowded, I experienced suffocation.
Olivia overcame her worries and reevaluated her priorities as a result of her battle with cancer. Following her cancer diagnosis, the well-known female singer received hundreds of bouquets of flowers and get-well cards from friends and admirers around the globe.
In a 1994 interview with the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Olivia said that receiving support from her friends, family, and followers was essential to her recovery.
She acknowledged that it can be challenging for women to concentrate on themselves. We constantly put our family and everyone else but ourselves first. Usually, we come last. You know, Mother always chooses the smallest potato.
It was never Olivia Newton-John’s intention for her condition to make her depressed.
The British-Australian actress told Us Weekly in 2019 that “if you think happy ideas, you’ll attract positive people to you.”
Chloe Lattanzi, Olivia’s daughter, told 9News that the family had a very tough time dealing with her mother’s cancer.
“I’d wake up in the middle of the night sweaty.In her first broadcast interview with 60 Minutes, she discussed her mother’s illness and admitted that she “kind of pushed it, I didn’t deal with it.”
In 2017, Olivia, 68, received the shocking news that her cancer had spread to her bones. Doctors informed the Grease actress that her breast cancer had spread to her sacrum, a bone in the lower back, and that this was the reason for her back pain. As a result, she would have to postpone numerous concerts, according to the doctors.
With the “absolute knowingness” that she could recover, Olivia underwent radiation therapy and other health treatments. John Easterling, Olivia’s husband, asserted that Olivia’s suffering had “gone from an 8 to around a 2” after two weeks. The singer remained upbeat and persisted in advocating for research while being ill.
The Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund was founded by her and her husband to raise money for cancer research and cancer treatment.
The actress said, “I’m feeling terrific and have complete support from my family and friends, as well as a group of wellness and medical professionals here in the United States and at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
The actress, who was open about her health issues throughout this difficult period in her life, rose to prominence as a source of inspiration and optimism. She also mentioned that this was her third battle with breast cancer after having the condition recur in 2013.
“A lot of people view it as a conflict, but it’s really up to you how you choose to see it. It’s a part of my… whatever you want to call it, in my opinion. She said, “Perhaps I think of it as part of my mission.
Olivia bravely battled her cancer up to the third time that it came back.
Since she was older and the cancer had returned three times, her health significantly suffered. This meant that she largely shunned the spotlight and only sometimes made public appearances.
Following her stage 4 cancer diagnosis in 2019, Olivia stepped up her fundraising for The Olivia Newton-John Foundation. She reportedly sold a lot of her real estate to pay for more studies, as reported by the Daily Mail. The actress has decided to sell her California farm, which is 189 acres, for $6.6 million.
In October 2021, Olivia also transferred full ownership of her Santa Barbara home to her beloved husband, John Easterling.
“She spent the last two decades of her life giving back,” an Olivia insider told The New York Post of Olivia. “Olivia adored helping people.
She wished to leave behind something enduring, something that her daughter could take advantage of.
the last moments of life
Olivia Newton’s niece Totti Goldsmith, a relative of John, claimed that the family was powerless to stop the icon’s illness from getting worse in the final five days of her life.
Totti, a Melbourne resident, told A Current Affair, “It’s not a surprise; we’ve been aware of how poorly she’s been, particularly in the last five days.
Totti bid her final farewell over the phone because she was unable to arrive at her aunt’s home in Southern California in time. One final Facetime meeting had been planned by Olivia’s husband for the two of them.
“I said everything I had to say to her. Totti said, “She was leaving us, but I could tell she knew it.”
Olivia’s sister Totti added that the Grease actress was in agonizing pain in her final days.
“It wasn’t just the illness that killed her; it was also the problems of being in the hospital and having a weak immune system.”She explained that she had secondary infections.
Totti also related an incident from when she went to see her aunt a few years ago while she was a patient at the Melbourne Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Center. Olivia, who was receiving care there, seemed unwell.
“She was terribly ill and quite underweight when I asked her whether she was afraid of dying. Totti recalled.
“I’m not afraid, Plonker, I’ve accomplished more in my life than I could have ever imagined, she added, calling me by my nickname.
“She had no idea how her life would pan out,” says the author.
Olivia passed away on August 8, 2022, at the age of 73. Her Instagram account claims that she passed away peacefully at home in Southern California, surrounded by her loved ones.
The actress asked for contributions to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund rather than flowers.
With TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, Olivas’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shared a rare glimpse inside her beloved mother’s final moments.
According to Chloe Lattanzi of Today, “The last thing my mother could call me was’my sunshine’.”
And just before she lost her ability to speak, she was laughing.
Millions of people throughout the world loved Olivia Newton-John, including her co-stars, peers, and colleagues in the entertainment business.
Your songs and your iconic Grease performance will always be loved by us.