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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Singer Olivia Newton Dead of Breast Cancer at Age 73, Says Her Family

Olivia Newton-John has died at 73 after a decades-long battle with breast cancer, according to a post from her Facebook page.

 

August 10, 2022

Singer Olivia Newton Dead at Age 73

You have to believe we are magic Nothin' can stand in our way You have to believe we are magic Don't let your aim ever stray. Magic, Olivia Newton John

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Olivia Newton John has died at age 73. "Olivia Newton-John has died at 73 after a decades-long battle with breast cancer, according to a post from her Facebook page."

Wikipedia: Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE (26 September 1948 - 8 August 2022) was a British-born Australian-raised singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and activist. She was a four-time Grammy Award winner whose music career included five number-one hits and another ten top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and two Billboard 200 number-one albums, If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974) and Have You Never Been Mellow (1975). Eleven of her singles (including two Platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two Platinum and four 2× Platinum) have been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). With global sales of more than 100 million records, Newton-John is one of the best-selling music artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present.

Singer Olivia Newton Dead at Age 73

In 1978, she starred in the musical film Grease, whose soundtrack remains one of the world's best-selling albums of recorded music. It features two major hit duets with co-star John Travolta: "You're the One That I Want" – which ranks as one of the best-selling singles of all time – and "summer Nights". Her signature solo recordings include the Record of the Year Grammy winner "I Honestly Love You" (1974) and "Physical" (1981) – Billboard's Top Hot 100 Single of the 1980s – plus her cover of "If Not for You" (1971), "Let Me Be There" (1973), "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" (1974), "Have You Never Been Mellow" (1975), "Sam" (1977), "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (also from Grease), "A Little More Love" (1978) and, from the 1980 film Xanadu, "Magic" and "Xanadu" (with Electric Light Orchestra). Plus "Heart Attack" (1982) and "Twist of Fate" (from the 1983 film Two of a Kind).

Newton-John was an activist for environmental and animal rights issues. She launched several product lines for Koala Blue and co-owned the Gaia Retreat and Spa in Australia.

 

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