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Entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73 at her ranch in California.

The Australian singer and actress, who shot to fame with her role in 1978 film Grease, had battled breast cancer for decades and was an outspoken advocate for research and funding for the disease.

After surviving cancer in 1992 and again in 2013, it returned in 2017 and on August 9, 2022, the Grammy-award winning singer lost her battle with spinal cancer.

In a statement released by her husband John Easterling, she was described as a symbol of “triumph and hope”.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer,” the statement read.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”

She died peacefully on her California ranch, surrounded by family and friends, the statement said.

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