Olivia Newton-John Dies At 73

The death was announced by her husband, John Easterling. She had lived with a breast cancer diagnosis since 1992.

She scored seven Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Country chart, two of which became back-to-back overall No. 1 hits in 1974 and ’75.

An entry into movies in 1978 aimed to put the singer’s chaste image behind her, starting with “Grease.” “Grease” became one of the highest grossing movie musicals ever.

Olivia Newton-John was born on Sept. 26, 1948, in Cambridge, England, the youngest of three children of Brinley and Irene (Born) Newton-John.

Ms. Newton-John won a local TV talent contest whose prize was a trip to Britain. While tarrying there, she recorded her first single, “’Til You Say You’ll Be Mine,”.

She married to the actor Matt Lattanzi in 1984 and divorced in 1995. Later, she married Mr. Easterling, the founder of the Amazon Herb Company, in 2008

In May 2017, she disclosed that her cancer had returned and that it had metastasized to her lower back. She published a memoir, “Don’t Stop Believin,’” in 2018.