The tragic death of Olivia Newton-John has rocked Hollywood. The actress waged a 30-year battle with metastatic breast cancer and told People in February 2021 that she “feels great.” However, she lost that fight on August 8th. Her husband John Easterling confirmed the news on Facebook, telling fans, “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends.”
The tributes immediately began to pile up, including a message from Newton-John’s “Grease” co-star John Travolta that will make you seriously emotional. “My dearest Olivia, you have made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much,” he wrote on Instagram. One of the most touching tributes, however, came from Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, with whom she had a lovely relationship. Lattanzi, whose father is actor Matt Lattanzi, didn’t use words. Instead, she shared a series of beautiful photos on Instagram that showed how close she was to her mother.
Their special bond was indeed shown to the full just two days before the 73-year-old’s death, when Lattanzi posted a photo of them together and gushed, “I adore this woman. My mother. My best friend.” In fact, their union was unshakeable, and Lattanzi was right by her mother’s side during her battle with cancer. As Newton-John told People, Lattanzi gave her strength. “She’s my reason for being,” she said. Now, a newly surfaced interview shows their connection was special before Lattanzi was even born.
Olivia Newton-John has made a powerful promise to save her daughter
Shortly after news of Olivia Newton-John’s death was confirmed by her husband John Easterling on her Facebook page, a poignant year-old interview with the “Grease” star resurfaced. The actress sat down with the podcast A Life of Greatness in 2021 and they re-released the 50-minute episode in memory of her life on August 8th. It’s almost eerie to listen to, as some of their comments now take on a whole new meaning. The four-time Grammy winner has opened up about her battle with stage four breast cancer, the power of love and faith to get you through your darkest days, and the heartbreaking promise she made to her daughter before she was born. As the official blurb explains, “This episode will teach you that despite everything, there are countless ways to improve our lives, thrive in the present, and experience small miracles.”
During the lengthy conversation, Newton-John revealed (via the Daily Mail) how she drew on her faith while pregnant with her only child, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, in 1985. “I was about to lose her,” Newton said- John recalled. “I went to bed and asked God to save her and if He did, I would say the Lord’s Prayer every night for the rest of my life, and I did.” She was also asked if she was thinking of living after believe in death. “I’ve had experiences with ghosts or spirit life and sensed the spirit world and heard things that I believe are happening,” Newton-John said.