Who is Olivia Newton-John?
Olivia Newton-John was a British-born Australian-raised singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and activist. She co-owned the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia and had co-founded wide variety of product lines like Koala Blue. Until her untimely death, she was an activist for both environmental and animal rights matters.
Olivia Newton-John Age
Olivia was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She died on August 8, 2022 at the age of 73.
Olivia Newton-John Husband
Olivia was married to John Eastering from 2008 until her death in August 2022. On June 21, 2008, John was named the president of the Amazon Herb Company in an Incan spiritual ceremony in Peru.
Olivia Newton-John First Husband
Olivia first marriage was with ed her long-time, live-in boyfriend, actor Matt Lattanzi. They married in 1984 but their marriage did not last that long and they subsequently divorced the following year.
The gap between her spiritual interests and his more earthly ones, according to many close to the couple, was a major contributing reason in their separation.
The pair had nevertheless maintained their friendship even after going separate ways. They have a daughter together named Chloe Rose Lattanzi who is also a singer and actress.
Olivia Newton-John Children
Olivia has left behind one child, a daughter named Chloe Rose Lattanzi from her marriage with her first husband.
Olivia Newton-John Cause of Death
Olivia passed away at her California home after breast cancer battle. She had battled the disease for 30 years with great humor.
Olivia Newton-John Health Issues
Olivia Newton-John received a breast cancer diagnosis in 1992, the same weekend that her father passed away. You can imagine the emotional weight she had at the moment. However, she made a full recovery and has since advocated research into breast cancer and other health challenges.
Her cancer was revealed to have returned and spread to her lower back in May 2017. The doctors had initially misdiagnosed the pains with sciatica.
She later admitted that this was truly her third battle with breast cancer because, in addition to her first 1992 struggle, she had also secretly fought a relapse of the disease in 2013. The cancer had spread to her bones and reached stage IV by the time of the 2017 recurrence.
The metastatic bone lesions caused her a great amount of pain, and she had openly discussed taking cannabis oil to relieve it. She supported the usage of medical marijuana. Chloe, her daughter, has a marijuana farm in Oregon.
Olivia Newton-John Advocay
Olivia’s earlier involvement with various humanitarian projects predicted her current activism for health conditions. She canceled a concert tour of Japan in 1978 in order to voice her criticism to the killing of dolphins caught in tuna fishing nets.
After receiving assurances from the Japanese government that the practice was being stopped, she decided to make other arrangements for the tour. In 2008, she raised funds to help build the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
In April, she organized a three-week, 228 kilometer walk along the Great Wall of China. A number of famous people and cancer survivors participated in her journey. The route of the walk represented the steps cancer sufferers must take to heal.