Olivia Newton-John: Australian landmarks glow pink to honor singer and most cancers campaigner



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The Sydney Opera Home will flip pink on Wednesday to honor Olivia Newton-John, the singer and “Grease” star who died on Monday in the US.

Different Australian landmarks together with Optus Stadium in Perth and Flinders Avenue railway station in Melbourne glowed pink Tuesday night time in reminiscence of the performer who was born in the UK however turned one in every of Australia’s most-loved celebrities.

Victorian state Premier Dan Andrews said the gesture was made “to remember Olivia Newton John, and her enormous contribution to cancer awareness, research and treatment.”

Newton-John’s picture was additionally beamed onto the aspect of Fed Sq., an arts and tradition venue in Melbourne’s metropolis middle.

Olivia Newton-John's image as seen on Fed Square, Melbourne.

Newton-John survived two bouts of breast most cancers, one within the early Nineties, the opposite in 2017. In September 2018 she revealed that she was as soon as once more preventing most cancers, this time on the base of her backbone.

Regardless of her struggles, Newton-John maintained a constructive outlook.

“I believe that when you go through something difficult, even something as dramatic as cancer, that something positive will come of it,” she wrote on the web site for the Olivia Newton-John Most cancers Wellness and Analysis Centre, which opened in Melbourne in 2012.

Melbourne Town Hall turned pink on August 9.

“With more and more people affected by cancer every day, I believe we are in a world desperate for healing, and I’m committed to doing whatever I can to help.”

Following her dying, the group stated in a press release that Newton-John’s “generous support and gift provided hope and changed the lives of thousands of cancer patients.”

Hours after her dying, Andrews stated the state would speak to Newton-John’s household about the potential of a state funeral. Newton-John’s niece Tottie Goldsmith later advised CNN affiliate 9 Community they deliberate to present their approval.

“I think Australia needs it,” Goldsmith stated by way of tears. “She’s so beloved. And I believe our nation wants it so we’re going to just accept that. “

Particulars of the funeral have but to be introduced or confirmed by the premier’s workplace.

If a state funeral goes forward, it will likely be the second provided for an Australian singer this month. The Victorian government is organizing a state funeral for Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers, who died August 5 at age 79.