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Olivia Newton-John Remembered by Hollywood: ‘We Are Forever Hopelessly Devoted to You’

GREASE, Olivia Newton-John, 1978, (c) Paramount
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Jane Lynch, Antonio Banderas, Lea Salonga, Gabrielle Union, George Takei and more have posted tributes to “Grease” star and singer Olivia Newton-John, who died on Monday at 73 years old. In addition to John Travolta, who shared a heartfelt post about his “Grease” co-star on Instagram, other actors, directors and members of Hollywood took to social media to remember Newton-John’s career.

On Monday, Newton-John’s husband announced that she “passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California…surrounded by family and friends,” adding that she was “a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years” after sharing her experiences with breast cancer.

Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi posted a series of photographs with her and her mother on Instagram without a caption.

Jane Lynch, who sang “Physical” alongside Newton-John for her guest episode on “Glee” in 2010, simply tweeted “ONJ. Angel.”

Dionne Warwick, who featured Newton-John on her 2006 album “My Friends and Me,” wrote that “another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir,” and called the singer “One of the nicest people I had the pleasure of recording and performing with.”

Singer Richard Marx posted a series of pictures of Newton-John and him throughout the years, calling her “As kind and loving a person as there’s ever been.”

Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge wrote a tribute to the musician on Twitter, revealing that Newton-John was one of the first to reach out to her after her own cancer diagnosis.

“Star Trek” actor George Takei said: “We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John, gone too soon from us at age 73. I trust she is now in the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever hopelessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and mirth.”

Lea Salonga, who stars in HBO Max’s “Pretty Little Liars” reboot “Original Sin,” said: “Rest In Peace, Olivia Newton-John. Hers was one of the voices of my childhood. Deepest condolences to everyone she loved and loved her.”

Director James Gunn shared his condolences and revealed he lived in Newton-John’s former house at one point.

“Last Night in Soho” and “Shaun of the Dead” director Edger Wright paid tribute to the late star by praising her cult-classic musical film “Xanadu.”

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