John Travolta, Dionne Warwick and more remember Olivia Newton-John/
Celebrities flocked to social media with personal anecdotes and photos to recollect Olivia Newton-John, the Australian actress and pop singer who died Monday at 73. Best known for 1978’s “Grease,” also as her robust musical career, Newton-John spent her later years advocating for cancer research.
Newton-John was first diagnosed and treated for carcinoma in 1992. She was arrested
That very sentiment echoed across social media. John Travolta, who played Danny Zuko opposite Newton-John’s Sandy Olsson in “Grease,” shared a photograph on Instagram in honor of his “dearest Olivia.”
“Your impact was incredible,” he wrote. “I love you such a lot . we’ll see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the primary moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
Barbra Streisand, who once featured on Newton-John and Travolta’s Christmas album, posted an old photo to Instagram of herself alongside Newton-John and singer and record producer Lou Rawls.
“Too young to go away this world. May she RIP,” Streisand wrote within the caption, adding a tearful emoji.
Dionne Warwick tweeted, “Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir,” noting that her “dear friend” was also “once of the nicest people I had the pleasure of recording and performing with.”
Singer-songwriter Richard Marx, an in depth friend of Newton-John’s who also collaborated with her on music, wrote on Twitter that she was “as kind and loving an individual as there’s ever been.”
Fans and celebrities alike made note of the four-time Grammy winner’s status as a musical icon, particularly throughout the 1970s and ’80s.
“Hopelessly dedicated to YOU, Olivia Newton John. Rest In Peace, Queen. many thanks for the music,” late-night host Andy Cohen captioned an Instagram video of her performing the “Grease” hit.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, sharing a video clip of an outlandish tea she once shared with Newton-John, wrote on Twitter that the singer-actress “rolled with EVERYTHING.”
Director James Gunn and actor Daniel Dae Kim described her as their first crushes, while comedian Billy Eichner called her “one of my first pop obsessions.”
Writer and romance novelist Bolu Babalola tweeted that Newton-John was “so charming then beautiful with this spark within a veneer of a girl-next-door. one among the first romance leads I felt affinity to.”
Actor George Takei, referencing Newton-John’s 1980 musical fantasy film, wrote on Twitter that she is “now within the great Xanadu beyond.”