In Los Angeles, followers positioned flowers on Newton-John’s Hollywood star as those that had labored together with her all through the years shared reminiscences and condolences on social media.
One other of her “Grease” co-stars, Barry Pearl — who performed T-Fowl Doody — broke down as he remembered his good friend throughout an interview with the At this time Present on CNN affiliate 9.
“Everything sounds so trite when you discuss who she is and what she was, but it is so because it’s so profoundly true … a heart that was so giving and loving,” Pearl mentioned.
“Grease” casting director Joel Thurm grew to become emotional when requested how he would keep in mind the star, saying she was “kind, absolutely wonderful, and courteous to everybody.”
Newton-John’s loss of life is being felt particularly deeply in Australia, the place she grew up. Born in England, she moved together with her household to Melbourne, Australia at age 5 and as a teen, she appeared on weekly pop music reveals within the nation.
Australia Home in London mentioned Newton-John, who was made a dame by the Queen in 2019 for her companies to charity and most cancers analysis, introduced Britons and Australians collectively. “Dame Olivia inspired us in song and brought us together as one,” the official account tweeted.
“The whole world will feel this heartbreak today because the entire world felt Olivia’s unmatched light. A force for good. A force of nature. Strong and kind. My mentor, my friend, my inspiration, someone who always guided me… always there. Family to me…. I love you forever,” Goodrem shared with a photograph of her and Newton-John collectively.
Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin took to Twitter to honor Newton-John, her co-star within the 1996 film “It’s My Party.” “I am SO saddened at the news of the passing of Olivia Newton John. I remember being so star struck when I met her at my first Hollywood gathering for Paramount. She was the sweetest and brightest light and I loved getting to know her on ‘It’s My Party.’ RIP dear, sweet Olivia,” Matlin wrote.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted, “Everything she did was infused with a joyousness that was absolutely contagious. We loved her & she loved us. #RIP_OliviaNewtonJohn.”
Julianne Hough, who performed Sandy within the 2016 TV remake “Grease Live!,” shared just a few photographs of herself and Newton-John on Instagram, writing, “Like so many, Olivia has always been my hero. Discovering her magnetic energy as an artist and actress came first but it was her heart that truly captured mine. Forever an icon and legend!”