Star actor John Travolta pays hommage to co-star Grease actor Olivia Newton-John. The actress died at age 73 on Monday after a long battle with breast cancer.
In an Instagram post, John Travolta writes ” My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better[…] I love you so much”
Olivia Newton-John dies at 73:
Other celebrities such as Hugh Jackman also posted on Instagram : “It’s no secret Olivia was my first crush,”
“I’m devastated to hear the news that @therealonj has passed away. One of the great privileges of my life was getting to know her. Not only was she one of the most talented people I’ve known … she was one of the most open-hearted, generous and funny. She was a one-of-a-kind spirit,” Jackman wrote about Olivia. “Her legacy will only grow stronger in the years to come. A fighter for healing from cancer that knows no bounds. I love you Olivia.”
Newton-John’s “It’s My Party” co-star Marlee Matlin shared a photo of the 1996 film’s cast on Twitter, writing she was “SO saddened at the news.”
“I remember being so star-struck when I met her at my first Hollywood gathering for Paramount,” Matlin wrote. “She was the sweetest and brightest light and I loved getting to know her on ‘It’s My Party.’ RIP dear, sweet Olivia.“
Actor George Takei honored the “great, iconic artist.”
“I trust she is now in the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever hopelessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and mirth,” Takei wrote.
Also British-American actress Jane Seymour shared a lengthy tribute Monday, writing she was “devastated to hear that my dear friend Olivia has passed.”
“She was always a great friend and confidant to me. Olivia inspired everyone with her positive attitude to life and unfailing desire to help others,” according to an Instagram post. “I had the privilege of meeting her whilst living with her sister Rona when I first moved to the US. […] She was not only a brilliant musician, actress, and singer but a wonderful mother, wife, and sister.”
Other celebrities paying tribute to Olivia
“I first fell in love with Olivia’s voice when I was a little girl and heard ‘I Honestly Love You.’ Songs like ‘Magic,’ ‘Suddenly’ and ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’ showcased her beautiful airy tone and signature sound,” Carey wrote. “She will be missed. She will be remembered. She will be loved. Olivia, I honestly love you.”
Kate Hudson honored Newton-John on Instagram by sharing a sweet video of her singing “Hopelessly Devoted to You” to her daughter Rani Rose.
“There are a handful of people in my life who inspired me to lock myself in my bedroom and sing from the top of my lungs in the mirror,” [..] wishing I could hit those clean high notes and striving to try with my little rasp. What a lovely light of a human.”
Eventually, Hudson concludes: “She was an inspiration to me as I dreamed of what my performers life ahead may be. Thank you for sharing your light to the world as it moved and shaped little girls like me.”
Additionally, Robin Roberts tweeted to express “great admiration” for Newton-John’s bravery facing breast cancer and wished “condolences to her loving family and friends.
Holwyood’s Julianne Hough, who also starred in “Grease: Live” in 2016, shared a touching tribute on Instagram:
“Like so many, Olivia has always been my hero,” Hough wrote. “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!”
Another beloved celebrity passes away
There have been other actors who expressed similar thoughts in regards to the late actress. The sad news come at a time where other well known Holywood figures faced different health issues recently. The news is more aggravating as it is coming at a time when there is increased worldwide turmoil and tension.