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Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John passed away on Monday night at the age of 73 after a long and hard battle with cancer.which was first diagnosed 30 years ago. The unforgettable protagonist of ‘Grease’ died peacefully on her California ranch and surrounded by her loved ones, as reported by her husband, John Easterling, through a statement.
The Prime Minister of the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, was one of the first authorities to appear in public to mourn the death of the film icon, also responsible for musical successes such as ‘Physical’ and ‘Xanadu’, and convey his condolences to the artist’s family. Likewise, The head of government hinted at his plans to offer a state funeral that will pay tribute to him on behalf of all his fellow citizens.
“To celebrate his life, his music, and his films, as well as all the wonderful contributions he made in life, we would of course like to speak to his family and be as respectful as possible.Andrews pointed out about the possibility of carrying out a solemn act at the institutional level.
The solidarity and medical legacy left by the star, who had dual British and Australian nationality, in the state of Victoria is notable for the work carried out by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, an organization to which she has consistently provided support and funding for the past three decades.
“Olivia used her own experience with cancer to save and change lives, and that is deeply impressive. The research that has been carried out here, the treatments that are provided, the affection and love that is central to all his activities are part of a lasting legacy, representative of the person he was”, added the ‘premier’ of Victory in his speech.
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