Death of Olivia Newton-John: James Gunn and Nigella Lawson among the stars to pay tribute to the Grease icon

James Gunn and Nigella Lawson are among the stars to whom tribute has been paid Fat Icon Olivia Newton-John after the actor died of cancer aged 73.

Newton-John – best known for her role as sweet, kind Sandy in the hit 1978 musical – died this morning (August 8) at her home in Southern California, according to her official Facebook page. Read live updates on the story here.

Lots of stars including Newton-Johns Fat co-star, John Travolta, have responded to the news.

“Really sad to hear of the passing of Olivia Newton-John,” posted Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn. “My first real crush as a kid. I loved Fat & her music & I also happened to buy the wonderful house she built in Malibu and lived in for a while. May she rest in peace.”

Chef Nigella Lawson wrote, “Her memory is already a blessing.”

coda Star Marlee Matlin wrote: “I am SO saddened by the news of the death of Olivia Newton-John. I remember being so impressed when I met her at my first Hollywood meeting for Paramount. She was the sweetest and brightest light and I loved getting to know her it’s my party. RIP dear sweet Olivia.”

community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted: “Olivia Newton-John has died. That’s it. I’m done guys. Heartbroken doesn’t even start reporting on it. I ADORED her. i hate this so much She was only 73. What’s going on?!”

Newton-John is survived by husband John Easterling, daughter Chloe Lattanzi, sister Sarah Newton-John and brother Toby Newton-John.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/olivia-newton-john-death-tributes-b2141035.html Death of Olivia Newton-John: James Gunn and Nigella Lawson among the stars to pay tribute to the Grease icon

JOE HERNANDEZ

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