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John Travolta, Celebs React to the Death of Olivia Newton-John

Grease star Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning surrounded by family and friends at her Southern California ranch after a long battle with cancer.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years by sharing her journey with breast cancer,” her family wrote in a statement posted to their official Facebook page.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicines continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund dedicated to research into plant medicines and cancer.”

After her death, her family asks people to donate flowers to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.

The actress’ last photo was posted to Instagram by her daughter Chloe Lattanzi on August 5.

“I adore this woman. My mother. My best friend,” Lattanzi wrote.

Shortly after the news broke Monday, John’s “Grease” co-star John Travolta issued a statement on his Instagram.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta played Sandy and Danny "Fat."
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta played Sandy and Danny on Grease.
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
The couple have remained friends over the years.
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“My dearest Olivia you have made all of our lives so much better,” he captioned a young picture of the starlet.

“Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. See you on the street and we’ll all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John,” Travolta concluded.

"I love you so much. See you on the street and we'll all be together again" he wrote after the news of her death.
“I love you so much. See you on the street and we will all be together again,” he wrote after hearing the news of her death.
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Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, offered her condolences to the “brave” Newton-John.

“Very sad news” She wrote. “Great admiration for how bravely she faced breast cancer. Condolences to her loving family and friends.”

“Rest In Peace Olivia Dearest,” actor Titus Welliver tweeted.

Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn tweeted, “Really sad to hear of the passing of Olivia Newton-John. My first real crush as a kid.”

“I loved Grease and her music and also happened to buy and live in the beautiful house she built in Malibu for a while. May she rest in peace,” he continued.

“Too young to leave this world. May she RIP,” fellow Icon Barbra Streisand wrote on Instagram.

“My heart is broken,” said musician Ricard Marx shared on Twitter with four pictures next to Newton-John.

“Rest now, sweet friend. You were such a kind and loving person as never before. I will miss you every day,” he said.

Bravo host Andy Cohen paid tribute to Newton-John in an Instagram video, saying: “Hopelessly devoted to YOU, Olivia Newton-John. Rest in peace, queen. Thanks for the music.”

“‘Hopelessly devoted to you,’ she sang,” said journalist Geraldo Rivera wrote on twitter.

“Sad to learn that Olivia Newton John has passed away. We met during Celebrity Apprentice 2015 when she was fabulously entertaining. Ms. Erica @eledrivera, like many little girls, was obsessed with Sandy, the role that Olivia played in Grease opposite John Travolta,” Rivera concluded.

“We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John, who left us far too early at the age of 73, ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei wrote on twitter. “I trust that she is now beyond in the great Xanadu. Know that we are forever hopelessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and gladness,” he said.

“That’s it. I’m done folks,” actress Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted. “Heartbroken doesn’t even start covering it. I ADORED her.”

i hate this so much She was only 73,” she continued. “What’s happening?!”

Funnywoman Kathy Griffin remembered Newton-John on Twitter by tweeting a clip of the ladies – plus Carson Kressley from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” – sipping tea about conversation.

“Olivia Newton-John rolled with EVERYTHING,” Griffin wrote.

This story will be updated as more responses are received.

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Emma Bowman

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