John Travolta has paid a moving tribute to his late Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John.
The legendary actress/singer died peacefully at her Southern California ranch on Monday morning after a battle with cancer. She was 73 years old.
Taking to Instagram, Travolta was one of the first to honor Newton-John, who he starred with in the 1978 film Grease.
“My dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much,” he wrote alongside a photo of the star. “We’ll see you on the road again and we’ll all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
Travolta and Newton-John, who performed hit duets You’re the One That I Want and Summer Nights, in Grease, reunited and dressed up as their characters Danny and Sandy for a special one-on-one event. head held in Florida in December 2019.
Additionally, a number of other celebrities have honored Newton-John.
“Too young to leave this world. May she RIP,” Barbra Streisand wrote on her Instagram page, while singer Richard Marx tweeted, “My heart is broken. Rest now my dear friend. You was such a kind and loving person as ever. I will miss you every day.
Elsewhere, actress Yvette Nicole Brown expressed her sadness over the star’s passing.
“Olivia Newton-John is dead. That’s it. I’m done guys. Heartbroken ain’t even BEGINNING to cover it. I LOVED HER. is it happening?!” she wrote.
And George Takei described Newton-John as a “great” entertainer and recalled her performance in the 1980 film Xanadu.
“We have lost a great iconic artist in Olivia Newton-John, who left us too soon at 73. 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,” he wrote.
Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and although she recovered at the time, the disease returned in 2017.
She is survived by her 36-year-old daughter Chloe Lattanzi and husband John Easterling.