Breaking News: Olivia Newton-John Passes Away from Breast Cancer

UNSPECIFIED – FEBRUARY 25: In this screengrab released on February 25, Olivia Newton-John speaks during the G’Day USA American Australian Association Arts Gala on February 25, 2021. (Photo by G’Day USA/G’Day USA via Getty Images)

According to a post made by her husband, John Easterling, Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning, Monday August 8, 2022, at the age of 73. 

Beloved for her roles in Grease and Xanadu, Newton-John also had a decades long music career. For over 30 years she was a guiding light as she shared her experiences with Breast Cancer, spreading awareness, knowledge, hope, and love. 

Her medical journey gave her cause to open a retreat and spa in her native Australia in 2005, and it has won many awards and accolades in the years since, as have her books and memoirs. Sales of her second book for adults, LivWise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life, benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre. (

According to her husband, “In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (”

Sources: Olivia Newton-John’s Official Facebook Page, Olivia Newton-John’s Website