From the 1970s, Olivia Newton-John celebrated great success as a singer and actress. Last August, the "Grease" star lost the fight against cancer. Now daughter Chloe speaks about the last moments in her mother's life.
Six months after the death of "Grease" actress Olivia Newton-John, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi and widower John Easterling have given a moving TV interview. Speaking to "Today" host Hoda Kotb, the pair discussed the final moments with the famous singer, who passed away on August 8, 2022 from complications from breast cancer.
"The last words she said to me were 'My sunshine,'" recalled Chloe Lattanzi. "Just before she lost her ability to speak, she was joking." While the Grease actress was iconic to many people around the world, she was a mother to Lattanzi: "She wasn't Olivia Newton-John to me. But I'm so glad she was Olivia Newton-John to so many others was." She loved her "mom" more than anything else, she said with tears.
John Easterling, to whom Olivia Newton-John has been married since 2008, spoke on "Today" about her strength, which she always radiated despite the difficult time. She was his "soul mate".
An official state memorial service for the late British-Australian singer and actress will be held at Hamer Hall at the Arts Center in Melbourne on February 26 for fans to say their goodbyes. The event was organized in conjunction with Newton-John's family, who accepted an offer from the government.
Newton-John celebrated great successes as a singer and actress from the 1970s. Her international breakthrough came with the role of Sandy Olsson in the film "Grease", in which she played lovers alongside John Travolta. Newton-John has won four Grammys in her long career and has been nominated for two Golden Globes and an Oscar.