John Travolta Pays Tribute to Former Grease Co-Star Olivia Newton-John After Her Death – “From the first moment I saw you, yours!”

John Travolta has paid tribute to his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John and her “incredible influence” following news of her death.

The British-born singer died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California on Monday morning at the age of 73, and her husband confirmed her death on social media.

She is surrounded by family and friends, John Easterling said.

Dame Olivia is best known for her starring role as Sandy in the 1978 film Grease, in which she starred opposite Travolta who played Danny Zuko.

Travolta wrote on Instagram that her “impact was incredible” and captioned his tribute to the actress as “Yours Danny.”

“My dearest Olivia, you have made all of our lives so much better,” he wrote.

“Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We’ll see you on the street and we’ll all be together again.

“From the moment I saw you, yours and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

Stockard Channing, who played Pink Lady Betty Rizzo in the film, said Dame Olivia was “the essence of summer” in her own tribute.

“I don’t know if I’ve known a more beautiful person,” she said in a statement to US media outlet People.

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“Olivia was the essence of summer – her sun, warmth and grace always come to mind when I think of her.

“I will miss her enormously.”

She was nominated for several awards for Newton-John’s performance, including two Golden Globes and various other film awards.

She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame almost 41 years ago on the day of her death, August 5, 1981.

One of the world’s best-selling albums of recorded music, the Grease soundtrack features Dame Olivia and Travolta’s two hit duets: Summer Nights and You’re The One That I Want.

The latter is also one of the best-selling singles of all time.

The cast and crew of Grease the Musical, which is currently playing at the Dominion Theater in London’s West End, also paid tribute to Dame Olivia after Monday night’s performance.

“Olivia Newton-John is an icon who has inspired countless young artists around the world, not least our West End company Grease,” the statement read.

“We want to dedicate tonight’s performance and the rest of our run to Olivia’s memory and all that she represented.”

Actress Olivia Moore, who plays Sandy on the show, said it was “surreal” finding out the news during the break and later revealing it to viewers.

“She’s perfect,” said Ms. Moore, 26.

“The way she played Sandy, the way she was Sandy, is perfection and I definitely take responsibility now and make sure I keep waving that flag.”

Other Hollywood A-listers and collaborators who paid tribute to Dame Olivia included Kylie Minogue, Peter Andre, Dionne Warwick and James Gunn and Edgar Wright.

Aside from her hit role in the film, Newton-John is also a multi-platinum artist, with two singles and two albums certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The singer also represented Great Britain in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Long Live Love”.

She came fourth in the competition, held in Brighton, losing to Abba with her hit song Waterloo.

In a statement posted to Instagram, her husband John Easterling wrote: “We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.

Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi paid tribute to her mother with a selection of pictures on Instagram.

The post included pictures of Ms Lattanzi as a baby, as well as more showing the couple appearing to be interviewing together.

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Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling in 2013

Aside from her show business career, Dame Olivia became a prominent breast cancer activist after being diagnosed with the first of three cancers in 1992.

After her initial battle with the disease, she had a partial mastectomy and reconstruction.

She remained cancer-free until a relapse in 2013, but announced that in September 2018 she had been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades.

At the time, she told Australian news program Sunday Night that doctors had found a tumor in her lower back in 2017.

The singer said she treats the condition “naturally” and uses cannabis oil, made from marijuana her husband grows in California, to ease the pain.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer,” her husband, Mr. Easterling, said in an Instagram post.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicines continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund dedicated to research into plant medicines and cancer.”

Mr Easterling added that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Newton-John Foundation.

She was born in Cambridge, England, to Brin Newton-John, a Welsh professor, and his German-born wife, Irene, daughter of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born.

The youngest of three children, she moved to Melbourne with her family at the age of five.

When she was made a Dame in New Year 2019, she opened up about her pride in her British heritage after being recognized for her services to charity, cancer research and entertainment.

“I am very excited, honored and beyond words grateful to be part of such a valued group of women to have received this prestigious award before me,” she said.

“Thank you to the Prime Minister and the Main Honors Committee for recommending me and of course to Her Majesty the Queen for graciously recognizing me as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

“As a Cambridge born girl I am very proud of my British heritage and so grateful that the UK is recognized in this way.”

She is survived by her husband and daughter.

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