Olivia Newton-John shared a touching photo of herself and her husband, John Easterling, just days before her death.
The 73 year old Fat Star passed away on Monday (August 8) after a long battle with breast cancer.
Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page, writing, “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends.
“We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.”
Over the weekend, Newton-John shared a photo of herself with her husband, smiling and cuddling up to him.
Newton-John wore a white, green and pink floral top and a pair of blue jeans, while Easterling wore a striped white shirt.
Newton-John and Easterling first met through a friend in the early ’90s, but didn’t meet until 15 years later.
Easterling, a natural health businessman, shared Newton-John’s interest in spirituality and holistic healing and helped her treat her cancer symptoms with medical marijuana he had grown himself.
After going public with their romance in 2007, the two married in June 2008.
Easterling supported Newton-John after her breast cancer diagnosis. They also joined forces to create the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund in 2020 to continue research into plant medicines for cancer.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years by sharing her journey with breast cancer,” Easterling wrote in his statement. “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.
“In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”
The actress, singer and activist was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. In 2017, Newton-John revealed that the breast cancer she suffered from in 1992 had returned and spread to her lower back until she reached stage IV. She also had a second cancer diagnosis in 2013.
Newton John was born in Cambridge in 1948. The youngest of three children, her family immigrated to Melbourne, Australia when she was six years old.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/olivia-newton-john-death-instagram-last-post-b2141151.html Olivia Newton-John shared a touching Instagram post with her husband before her death