by Best Classic Bands Staff
Upon hearing the news of who passed by Olivia Newton-John on August 8, 2022, at age 73, many stars who knew her or were touched by her superb recorded repertoire took to social media to celebrate her. They were directed by John Travolta, who co-starred with Newton-John in the hit 1978 film, Fat.
“My dearest Olivia,” he wrote, “you have made our lives so much better. Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much. We will see you on the road again and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!
Fat Director, Randal Kleiser, wrote: “She was one of a kind, and so sweet. For over four decades of our friendship, she sent nothing but love to everyone she met. Olivia was exactly as you imagined her. I will miss her forever.
Actress Stockard Channing, who played the character of Betty Rizzo in Fat, said, “I don’t know if I’ve known a more charming human being. Olivia was the essence of summer – her sunshine, warmth and grace are what always come to mind when I think of her. I will miss her very much. »
Further tributes came from fellow singing legends Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick, who wrote “another angelic voice has been added to the celestial choir”.
Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, posted several photos of the two of them together.
Another angelic voice has been added to the celestial choir. Not only was Olivia a dear friend, but one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of recording and performing with. I will definitely miss her. She now rests in the arms of Heavenly Father 🥲🙏🏾♥️
— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) August 8, 2022
One of the most truly beautiful souls has left us. Olivia Newton-John was an amazing artist in every way. She was a dear friend to me and to everyone. Olivia is the definition of down to earth. i love you liv pic.twitter.com/FKyUd7WfRs
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2022
Melissa Etheridge wrote “Bon voyage, dear friend. She was one of the first to contact me after my cancer diagnosis. What a beautiful woman and what a special talent.
From Rod Stewart: “My great friend Olivia Newton John passed away. She was the perfect woman, gorgeous, poised and with a certain Australian sophistication. Her Grease spandex pants were my inspiration for my “Da ya think I’m Sexy” era.
—Micky Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1) August 8, 2022
Sweet Olivia has returned home. She was a beautiful soul and I don’t know anyone who didn’t love her or who doesn’t know what a great humanitarian she was. The world is thrown off balance when we lose these beautiful people. God speed up Livvy. We’ll all meet again ❤️❤️❤️ @olivianj 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/8tV5j8XvII
—Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) August 8, 2022
Dinah Manoff, who played Marty Maraschino in Fatsaid: “As many will tell you, Olivia Newton-John was one of the kindest and most generous souls to ever grace the earth, and I was a lucky Pink Lady to have spent time with her while filming Grease. She brought light and laughter everywhere she went. My deepest condolences to her family and friends at this time of great loss.”
We have lost a great emblematic artist in Olivia Newton John, who left us too soon at 73 years old. I hope she is now in the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever desperately devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and joy.
—George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 8, 2022