Olivia Newton-John’s Grease co-star Didi ‘Frenchy’ Conn reveals how she’ll remember the iconic actress following her tragic death: ‘She would put her arms out and say I honestly love you and she meant it’
Olivia Newton-John’s Grease co-star Didi Conn shared a touching tribute to the actress following her death after a long battle with cancer on an Australian breakfast TV show on Wednesday.
During an interview on The Morning Show, the 71-year-old said she’ll always remember Olivia as being a ‘giving, loving and beautiful person’.
‘After she would perform her Grease set, she would put her arms out to the audience and say “I honestly love you'” and she meant it,’ Didi recalled.
Olivia Newton-John’s Grease co-star Didi Conn (pictured) revealed how she’ll remember the iconic actress following her tragic death
‘She was such a giving, loving, beautiful person.’
Didi also remembered how the pair would go swimming, horse riding and play tennis together.
‘It began a friendship that deepened when she got cancer. All of a sudden this major pop star, all that became important was getting well,’ she said.
During an interview on The Morning Show on Wednesday, the 71-year-old revealed she’ll remember Olivia as being a ‘giving, loving and beautiful person’. Pictured Didi and Olivia in 1978 film Grease
Olivia died peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer.
Her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.
‘Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.
‘We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.
The Grease star died peacefully aged 73 at her home in southern California on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer. Pictured Olivia and husband John Easterling
‘Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.
‘Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer,’ he said.
He also said Olivia and her family requested donations to be made to her charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, in her memory instead of flowers.
The foundation funds research into plant-based medicine and holistic treatments for cancer.
Easterling has said Olivia and her family requested donations to be made to her charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, in her memory instead of flowers
Olivia, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and twice before in 1992 and 2013, has spent years lobbying the Australian government to approve the use of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.
Easterling grew medicinal cannabis for Olivia on their ranch in the U.S to ‘help with her symptoms’.
Olivia is survived by her 36-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.
The actress famously beat breast cancer twice but was diagnosed again in 2017.
She spent the last few years at home, campaigning for animals’ rights and raising money for her charity online.
Olivia is survived by her 36-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi
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