John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and More React to Olivia Newton-John’s Death
Yesterday the world lost one of its greatest talents with the news that Olivia Newton-John has passed away. Although no official cause of death has been given Newton-John had been battling breast cancer for years. The woman was a talented singer and actress who had hit songs and iconic film roles and was a major influence on many stars who followed her, and so you can be sure many had strong emotions afterwards. the announcement that she was missing.
While Olivia Newton-John has had several major film roles as well as musical successes, for many she will always be Sandy from the 1978 film adaptation of Fat. It became one of cinema’s most iconic musicals, and it turned her and her co-star John Travolta into movie stars. The film became a permanent fixture in both of their careers, reuniting Travolta and Newton-John again and again over the years. Travolta took instagram say goodbye to his friend.
Olivia Newton-John had nearly 90 acting credits to her name at the time of her death, but most of them are music videos for her many songs. For many, she was a pop star first and an actress second. She is a member of the Australian Recording Industry Hall of Fame and her song “Physical” has spent more time at number one than any other song by an Australian artist. Fellow Australian Kylie Minogue has posted about the influence Olivia Newton-John had on her.
Since the age of ten, I have loved and admired Olivia Newton John. And I always will. (Like this @nfsaonline photo) She has been and always will be an inspiration to me in so many ways. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER pic.twitter.com/3nE8PVDFLyAugust 8, 2022
Mariah Carey was another singer who spoke on instagram how much she loved Newton-John, going so far as to dress up as Sandy for Halloween one year. Later, Carey and Newton-John would share a stage and perform together.
While Olivia Newton-John was best known on screen for Fat and the cult classic Xanadushe continued to act regularly in film and television until 2020. One of her most recent films was that of 2011 A few best menwhich co-starred a pre- Perfect Rebel Wilson. Wilson wrote about how Newton-John inspired her to be a performer, believing she could be successful while remaining true to herself as an Australian.
Another Australian whose life was greatly influenced by Olivia Newton-John was Hugh Jackman. He admits in a instagram post that Newton-John was his first crush, and calls getting to know her personally one of the great privileges of his life. Jackman would also become a multidisciplinary threat, and would even be sing the role of Newton-John in “Summer Loving” with John Travolta at one point.
Obviously, Olivia Newton-John’s career, aside from being incredibly successful, has also inspired others to pursue their own dreams. In this way, Olivia Newton-John’s life will continue long after she is gone.