Olivia Newton-John Useless, ‘Grease’ Costar John Travolta Reacts
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so significantly better. Your influence was unimaginable. I really like you a lot,” Travolta, 68, wrote via Instagram post alongside a photograph of the Face Off star. “We’ll see you down the highway and we’ll all be collectively once more. Yours from the primary second I noticed you and perpetually! Your Danny, your John!”
Travolta and Newton-John first got here collectively whereas portraying Sandy and Danny within the iconic 1978 musical Grease. The 2 characters fall in love throughout summer time trip and had modify to life collectively when Sandy all of the sudden transfers to Danny’s faculty.
Grease was profitable each critically and commercially, turning into the highest-grossing musical movie ever on the time, whereas its soundtrack album landed because the second best-selling album of the 12 months within the U.S. on the time of the movie’s launch. Newton-John additionally nabbed an Oscar nomination for her tune “Hopelessly Dedicated to You” on the 51st Academy Awards.
Following their time as America’s favourite onscreen couple, Travolta and Newton-John remained shut, even costarring within the 1983 movie Two of a Type collectively.
In August 2019, the Pulp Fiction actor opened up in regards to the bond he and the Golden Globe winner had made over time. “We have been collectively not that way back, about three months in the past, and we textual content one another on a regular basis,” he solely informed Us Weekly on the premiere of his movie The Fanatic. “It’s great … If I’m going to see her in her present, we go backstage and hang around, and I watch the present and all that. If I’m going to see her personally, we often have dinner and catch up. And recently we’ve been speaking about attempting to do one thing collectively.”
Newton-John, for her half, gushed about her relationship with Travolta throughout an interview with Hollywood Life in February 2021.
“Effectively, we’ll at all times been buddies,” she stated of her relationship with the New Jersey native. “[John and I] been by means of an enormous, unimaginable expertise collectively and we care about one another and we’ll at all times be buddies.”
Earlier on Monday, Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, introduced the “Physical” singer had passed away peacefully in her sleep.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) handed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by household and buddies. We ask that everybody please respect the household’s privateness throughout this very tough time,” a post via the actress’s official Facebook learn. “Olivia has been an emblem of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast most cancers. Her therapeutic inspiration and pioneering expertise with plant medication continues with the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund, devoted to researching plant medication and most cancers. In lieu of flowers, the household asks that any donations be made in her reminiscence to the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).”
The Xanadu star was identified with breast most cancers in 1992, present process a partial mastectomy and reconstruction surgical procedure. Her sickness returned in 2013 and for a 3rd time in 2018.
“I really feel fortunate that I’m experiencing it for a 3rd time, you realize? You must discover the silver lining; there’s good in each dangerous state of affairs,” she solely informed Us Weekly of her mindset in April 2019. “I’m very constructive. I’m human, I’ve my moments of concern and nervousness like all people does, however usually I select to be constructive since you create your world by what you suppose. And if you happen to suppose darkish ideas, you’re going to create a darkish world.”