In lieu of flowers, the family asked that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.
The Australian actress announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her spine. She famously beat breast cancer twice but was diagnosed again in 2017. She then had to undergo surgery, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction.
All these struggles prompted the woman born on September 26, 1948 to establish the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Center in Melbourne, Australia.
Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England. When she was a child, her parents moved to Australia. She became a top singer in Australia in the late 1970s. Her popularity soared when she played as an innocent girl named Sandy in the musical Grease with John Travolta. This earned her a Golden Globe nomination. (un)