Julianne Hough, ‘Grease’ co-stars, associates and followers pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John

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.

John Travolta, who performed Newton-John’s love curiosity in “Grease,” shared an emotional tribute on Instagram. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” he wrote. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much.”

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.

In a tweet, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called Newton-John “a big part of the Australian soundtrack.”

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 Olivia Newton-John Most cancers Wellness and Analysis Centre in Melbourne, the place flags have been set at half-staff Tuesday, mentioned in an announcement, “Olivia touched the lives of many people across Australia and the world, but none more so than our cancer services staff and patients at the Olivia Newton-John Centre, who she encouraged, inspired and supported every day.”
Kylie Minogue, one in all Australia’s most profitable musicians whose early profession was usually in comparison with Newton-John’s, shared a photograph of the 2 of them from the Royal Bicentennial Live performance in 1988. “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. And, I always will … She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways,” Minogue tweeted.
Australian singer and actress Delta Goodrem, who performed Newton-John in a 2018 TV biopic, posted a heartfelt tribute on Twitter.

“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.

Dionne Warwick, who recorded a duet with Newton-John in 2006, called her a “dear friend” and “one of the nicest people” she had the pleasure of recording and performing with. “Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir,” she added.

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!”

On Twitter, Oprah Winfrey recalled “a spontaneous dinner” she hosted in 2019 after an interview about Newton-John’s most cancers analysis. Within the put up, Oprah noted “her positivity was just infectious.”
Jane Lynch, who sang Newton-John’s hit music “Physical” together with her on “Glee,” tweeted merely, “ONJ. Angel.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race shared an image from Newton-John’s time as a visitor decide for an episode of the present in 2015, tweeting, “Rest in peace, Olivia Newton-John. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us all.”