Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73, her husband has confirmed.
Born in Britain but raised in Australia, she was best known for her leading role Fat alongside John Travolta.
In a statement released on social media, her husband John Easterling said: “Dame Olivia Newton-John, 73, passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends.
“We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years by sharing her journey with breast cancer.
“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 is survived by her husband as well as their daughter Chloe Lattanzi.
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