How Olivia Newton-John spoke about thinking about death in one of her latest haunting interviews: ‘Looking forward to it…when it happens’
Olivia Newton-John revealed she had considered the prospect of dying after her cancer diagnosis in one of the last interviews before her tragic death.
Newton-John, who rose to international fame for her role as Sandy in the 1978 film Grease, died Monday morning at her Southern California home at age 73 after a long battle with breast cancer.
During an interview on Sarah Grynberg’s A life of greatness podcast last year, the Australian icon said: ‘We all know we’re going to die, but I think we spend our lives in denial. It’s so personal it’s hard to put into words.
Olivia Newton-John (pictured) spoke openly about pondering death in one of the terrifying final interviews before the Grease star died after a long battle with breast cancer
“I feel like we’re all one thing and I’ve had experiences with ghosts and spiritual life. I believe something is happening.
“I hope the energies of the people you love will be there… I think all the love will be there. I’m looking forward to that, not now, but when the time comes.’
The Grease star passed away peacefully on Monday surrounded by family and friends after a courageous and decades-long battle with cancer.
During an interview on Sarah Grynberg’s A Life of Greatness podcast last year, Olivia revealed that she had contemplated death.
Olivia’s husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.
Dame Olivia Newton-John, 73, 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 during this very difficult time.
Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for sharing her journey with breast cancer for over 30 years.
“We all know we’re going to die, but I think we spend our lives in denial. It’s extremely personal, so it’s hard to put into words,” she said
“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience in plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, which is dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer,” he said.
He also said that Olivia and her family have requested donations to her charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, in her memory in lieu of flowers.
The foundation funds research into plant medicine and holistic treatments for cancer.
Olivia, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and twice in 1992 and 2013, spent years lobbying the Australian government to approve the use of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.
The Grease star passed away peacefully on Monday surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer
Newton-John’s husband announced her death on her Facebook page. she was 73
Easterling grew medicinal cannabis for Olivia on their ranch in the US to “help with her symptoms.”
Olivia previously said it is a ‘healing plant’ and added: ‘Medical cannabis is something that should be available to anyone going through a chronic illness or pain’.
“It really is a magical miracle plant.”
Olivia leaves behind her 36-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.
The actress famously defeated breast cancer twice, but was diagnosed again in 2017.
She has spent the past few years at home campaigning for animal rights and raising money online for her charity.
Her husband John Easterling (pictured) also revealed on Facebook that the actress has requested donations to her charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, in her memory in lieu of flowers.