'Brave' Olivia Newton-John's heartbreaking final photo with husband John

Lottie O'Neill August 9, 2022
'Brave' Olivia Newton-John's heartbreaking final photo with husband John
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Grease icon Olivia Newton-John passed away yesterday following a 30-year battle with cancer. Her final photo which she posted online saw her reminisce over a moving photo with her husband John.

The 73-year-old’s tragic death was confirmed by her husband John Easterling in a statement on Olivia’s Facebook page on Monday, (August 8).

The country singer passed away at her ranch in Southern California, surrounded by her family and friends.

Olivia Newton-John’s final photo

The final photo which was shared on her official Facebook page was a throwback picture with her beloved husband. The post was simply captioned with a ‘Flashback Friday’ hashtag with a red heart.

Fans of the star have penned their condolences on the post, with more than 2,300 comments on the photo alone. It has also been shared more than 1,500 times.

Some of the tributes from followers include those who called Olivia a “brave, beautiful and inspirational woman”.

Another comment said: “Sending prayers to her family. Thank you for all of the beautiful memories Olivia. Now you can finally rest in peace without any more cancer.”

A second added: “RIP beautiful soul. You touched the world with that amazing voice and heart. There will never be anyone like you!”

Whereas a third wrote: “Beautiful couple so much love. Olivia Rest In Peace. You fought a long battle”.

Olivia’s final days

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Pal Jane Seymour featured on Good Morning Britain to speak about her good friend Olivia and her final days.

But when asked if her passing was a shock to friends and family, Jane admitted due to her breast cancer fight, she thought Olivia “was going to pass many years ago”.

She said: “About three years ago, I remember being with her and I just thought this was the last time I was going to see her. She was skeletal and frail and in a lot of pain, and I just thought I’m going to get that call next week.

“But she just kept coming back. She just kept bouncing back. She loved life, she loved her husband, she loved her daughter.”

Jane then said: “She hung in there a really really long time. She was in so much pain and those of us who knew her at the end, we didn’t want her to go, but it wasn’t a life for her anymore.”

‘Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs’

The Hollywood actress opened up over the last time she saw Olivia, detailing how she was grabbing “every single moment” and taking in the beauty of all things around her, writes The Mirror.

In the tragic statement announcing her death, the family spoke about her journey with cancer.

It reads: “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.

“In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”

In the US, contact Cancer Care at 800‑813‑HOPE (4673) or visit this link. You can also call the American Cancer Society on 1-800-227-234 or visit their website.

In the UK you can call Breast Cancer Now free on 0808 800 6000 or visit Cancer Research UK, or Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Lottie is the Head of Audience for Entertainment and Gaming, working with the teams on HITC, Reality Titbit, The Focus and Freshered. She is passionate about news being accessible to everyone, and focuses on bringing audiences quality content that they enjoy. She loves the art of storytelling, whether that be news, movies or heavy hardback fiction.