L’8 agosto ha portato notizie devastanti quando la morte dell’amata cantante e attore Olivia Newton-John è stata confermata da suo marito, John Easterling. Easterling ha annunciato in un post condiviso sull’account Instagram di Newton-John che sua moglie era morta quella mattina a casa con la sua famiglia e gli amici più stretti intorno a lei, mentre chiedeva privacy in quello che ha descritto come un “momento molto difficile”. Newton-John è morta dopo che le è stato diagnosticato un cancro al seno tre volte nel corso di 30 anni, con Easterling che ha detto ai fan: “La sua ispirazione curativa e l’esperienza pionieristica con la medicina delle piante continuano con l’Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicato alla ricerca sulla medicina delle piante e cancro” mentre chiedeva donazioni alla sua fondazione di beneficenza in suo onore.
But while the world mourns, we can take solace in knowing exactly what Newton-John really thought about the end of her life.
Olivia Newton-John believed 'all love would be there' when she died
Olivia Newton-John gave a touching interview about death in 2021, which was re-released following her tragic passing. "I feel that we are all one thing and I've had experiences with spirits and spirit life. I believe there is something that happens. I hope the energies of the people you love will be there," she shared on the "A Life of Greatness" podcast. "I think all the love will be there. I'm sort of looking forward to that, not now, but when it happens."
Newton-John also spoke candidly about dying on "60 Minutes Australia" in 2019, admitting at the time that she felt the end of her life was still a long way away. "When you're given a cancer diagnosis or a scary illness diagnosis, you are suddenly given a possibility of a time limit," she explained, sharing that she was keeping a positive outlook. "If you believe the statistics, you're going to make them happen. If somebody tells you, 'you have six months to live,' very possibly you will — because you believe that."
Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and was told it had returned in 2013. Then, in 2017, she was diagnosed once again with the cancer, confirming in a Facebook post that it had metastasized to her sacrum as she shared she would be undergoing radiotherapy. Our thoughts are with Newton-John's family and friends at such a tragic time.