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Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73.

The Aussie was most famous for her role as Sandy in the 1978 film adaptation of the musical Grease.

The actress's husband said she died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning.

Newton-John, who was also in the spotlight for her pop career with hits such as Physical, battled breast cancer for over 30 years.

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In a statement on Facebook, her husband, John Easterling said;

"Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time."

"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."

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Fans and celebs alike have taken to social media to pay their respects.

Grease co-star, John Travolta who played Olivia's on-screen love interest Danny Zuko, says his fellow actor made "all of our lives so much better"

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