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When you think of icons, it’s hard not to jump to 1980s superstar Olivia Newton-John instantly. Ever since she could, she worked her way in entertainment, singing and acting every chance she could. Starting at ten years old, Newton-John knew she was made for superstardom. From Grease to Xanadu, captivating memoirs to cancer research advocacy, Newton-John touched millions of souls.
Sadly, on Aug. 8, it was announced that Newton-John passed away at 73 on her Southern California ranch with her family by her side. Her best friend of 40 years and former co-star John Travolta led the way for stars to mourn the impactful Oscar nominee. He went to Instagram, showing a throwback photo of the late star, leaving a tear-jerking tribute to his friend. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road, and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
Newton-John not only had an impressive, fantastic career but her life was lived to the fullest. Let’s look back at her life and career in photos to honor the loved, departed star we all grew up with.