Olivia Newton-John’s death has absolutely rocked the world of entertainment.
She had a profound effect on her co-stars, breast cancer research and those who looked up to her.
The actress sadly passed away on Monday, August 8, at the age of 73. She battled metastatic breast cancer for thirty years.
Olivia Newton-John Lost 30-Year Breast Cancer Battle On August 8th
While her death was unexpected, ONJ seemed to be looking “forward to it” when it happened.
In a 2021 podcast interview, the actress and singer opened up about death and spirits.
The resurfaced clip is a bit chilling given the current circumstances.
When asked if she had ever contemplated death, the actress responded, “I have quite a few times that it was a possibility sooner than I wanted it.”
Olivia Had A Premonition She May Died Sooner Than She Wanted
On Sarah Grynberg’s “A Life of Greatness” podcast, Olivia continued, “We all know we’re going to die, but I think we spend our lives in denial. It’s extremely personal, so it’s hard to put into words.”
ONJ was a firm believer in spirits, spirit life and life going on even after death.
“I feel that we are all one thing, and I’ve had experiences with spirits and spirit life. I believe there is something that happens,” she admitted. “I hope the energies of the people you love will be there. … I think all the love will be there. I’m sort of looking forward to that — not now, but when it happens.”
The podcast episode was released in February 2021.
During that same episode, the “Grease” actress revealed how she made a pact with God while she was pregnant with her only child.
Olivia’s pregnancy with her daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, was not an easy one and she almost lost her little bundle of love.
Olivia Made A Pact With God To Save Her Baby Girl
“I remember when I was pregnant with Chloe, and I was close to losing her at one point,” Olivia explained on the podcast. “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 so I have.”
The Lord’s Prayer was Olivia’s “favorite” prayer.
“I think it’s a beautiful prayer. It’s a powerful prayer. I believe in prayer. I think prayer is very powerful,” the actress said.
Her family issued a statement about her death on Monday.
Olivia’s spouse, John Easterling, said she died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California surrounded by family and friends.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. It went into remission, but tragically came back in 2013 and 2017.
Her official Facebook page shared a post regarding her lifetime achievements.
“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,” the post read. “In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).
Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall. – via John Easterling, husband, Olivia Newton-John.”