John Travolta pays tribute to his ‘dearest’ Olivia Newton-John, as stars share their precious moments

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John Travolta and the late Olivia Newton-John pose at a 40th anniversary screening of "Grease" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
John Travolta and the late Olivia Newton-John pose at a 40th anniversary screening of "Grease" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Tributes to Olivia Newton-John from celebrities like John Travolta and Hugh Jackman flooded social media after the Australian singer died on Monday (August 8) at age 73 at her home in Southern California.

John Travolta, who remained close friends with Newton-John, has led tributes to the star on social media after news of her passing.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” he wrote. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much.

“We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Aussie actor Hugh Jackman also posted on Instagram sharing “I’m devastated to hear the news that @threalonj has passed away. One of the great privileges of my life was getting to know her. Not only was she of the most talented people I’ve known…. She was one of the most open hearted, generous and funny. She was a one of kind spirit. It’s no secret Olivia was my first crush. I kissed her (poster) every night before bed. 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.”

Barbra Streisand shared “Too young to leave this world. May she RIP. #OliviaNewtonJohn

Another Aussie golden girl, Kylie Minogue Tweeted “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. And, I always will. (Just like this picture nfsaonline) She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER”

While singer Delta Goodrem Tweeted “The whole world will feel this heartbreak today because the entire world felt Olivia’s unmatched light. A force for good. A force of nature. Strong and kind. My mentor, my friend, my inspiration, someone who always guided me… always there. Family to me…. I love you forever”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Newton-John’s glow spread far and wide. American actress and model, Brooke Shields shared a post on Instagram that read “A true class act whose light shined everywhere she went… she inspired us all. A wonderful mother and wife, who was grace and strength personified. Sending all of my love to Olivia’s family and friends. She’ll never be forgotten.”

“Thank you Olivia NewtonJohn for being my very first crush .. and for helping this boy through a really rough time .. my imaginary friendship with you, which lasted from 1978 until 1980 helped me to deal with the fallout of my parent’s divorce .. You always put an arm around me and told me it would be ok and you sang hopelessly devoted to me… I even went to watch Xanadu in the cinema with my mate Tom Swan .. we both left saying how brilliant and beautiful you were even though we didn’t understand what the hell was going on… Rest in peace and in power dear ONJ. And thank you.” shared English Guitarist, Ed O’Brien. 

Musician Elton John also shared his condolences to her family and loved ones.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Netwon-John has been offered a State funeral in Australia to celebrate her ‘amazing contributions’ said Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews. 

“She took her cancer journey and used that to save lives and change lives, and that’s just a deeply impressive thing,” Andrews said.

“As a lasting testament to her character and her generous spirit, we have the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.

“The research that’s done there, the treatment, the care, the love and support that is central to that place is a lasting legacy to the person that she was.”

 

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