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Olivia Newton-John, the Grease star, dies fighting cancer

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Olivia Newton-John is dead. The Australian actress and singer, born in England, was 73 and had long had breast cancer, which she had been diagnosed with within the early 1990s. The death of the actress, the unforgettable protagonist of the film Grease with John Travolta in 1978, was announced by her husband John Esterling with a post on Facebook. Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at her ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends.

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In 2017, the actress announced that the disease, first diagnosed in 1992, had recurred and had spread to the spine. On that occasion, she revealed that she had already received – without disclosing it – a similar diagnosis in 2013. Five years ago, the star had urged Australia to adopt laws similar to those in force in California to allow the use of therapeutic marijuana.

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