Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday at 73 after having long struggled with breast cancer, was truly beloved, especially in Hollywood. Following the death of the Australian actress, who was probably best known for her role as Sandy in the 1978 big screen version of Grease, those who loved her, had worked with or even admired her sent kind words.
Her adult daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, remembered her mother with a series of photos showing the two together through the years.
When it came to her friends in Hollywood, one of the first to react was John Travolta, who played opposite her as Danny in the iconic movie about the kids at Rydell High. The two had stayed friends over the decades.
"My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better," Travolta wrote beside a gorgeous vintage photo of John. "Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever!" He signed it, "Your Danny, your John!"
Barbra Streisand, too, remembered John with a throwback photo, this one of her with John and late actor/musician Lou Rawls. Streisand said the Xanadu actress was "too young to leave this world."
Viola Davis wrote, "Oh man!!! You were my childhood!! Your talent, poise, beauty!! Rest in glorious peace. God bless your family....and thank you for creating eternal memories."
Oh man!!! You were my childhood!! Your talent, poise, beauty!! Rest in glorious peace. God bless your family....and thank you for creating eternal memories. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/eaS2wmURIh
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 8, 2022
George Takei added, "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."
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.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 8, 2022
And the love didn't stop there.
Farewell with love to the legend who will forever be my first crush. Rest In Peace, Olivia Newton-John. 🥲🙏🏼👼🏻 https://t.co/IDdhwtoiDX
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) August 8, 2022
"Grease" is my #1 movie of all time and made me a lifelong Olivia Newton John fan. Me and my sister watched Xanadu more times than I could count. Sending so much love and prayers to a real gift of a woman and talent. #RIPOliviaNewtonJohn 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/1M8lcVQuON
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) August 8, 2022
olivia newton-john forever 💔 pic.twitter.com/FzbrgFIOzB
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) August 8, 2022
Very sad news. Great admiration for how she bravely faced breast cancer. Condolences to her loving family and friends. 🙏🏾💕 https://t.co/O5xuNjbAx4
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) August 8, 2022
I never met Olivia Newton-John. I was only a hopelessly devoted fan. I’m told she was one of the dearest and kindest people. My sympathy to all her loved ones. #RIPOliviaNewtonJohn
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) August 8, 2022
Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. And, I always will. (Just like this picture @nfsaonline) She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER pic.twitter.com/3nE8PVDFLy
— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) August 8, 2022
— Micky Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1) August 8, 2022
My heart is broken. Rest now, sweet friend. You were as kind and loving a person as there’s ever been. I’ll miss you every day. 💔 pic.twitter.com/Z1zkVe9CVb
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 8, 2022
My great friend Olivia Newton John has passed away. She was the perfect Lady, gorgeous, with great poise and with a certain Aussie sophistication.
Her spandex trousers in Grease were my inspiration for my ‘Da ya think I’m Sexy‘ era.
Sir Rod pic.twitter.com/Suleq8JSkX
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) August 8, 2022
I didn't know Olivia Newton-John personally but I admired her for the way she faced her health battles. Beautiful & strong, she fought to the end. My heart goes out to her family & all who love her. It's just not fair. Godspeed, Olivia. We'll always be hopelessly devoted to you. pic.twitter.com/X33Yj24SEE
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) August 9, 2022
Olivia Newton-John has died. 💔 That’s it. I’m done guys. Heartbroken doesn’t even BEGIN to cover it. I ADORED her.
I hate this so much. She was only 73.
What is going on?!#RIPOliviaNewtonJohn
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) August 8, 2022
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) August 8, 2022
I am SO saddened at the news of the passing of Olivia Newton John. I remember being so star struck when I met her at my first Hollywood gathering for Paramount. She was the sweetest and brightest light and I loved getting to know her on "It's My Party." RIP dear, sweet Olivia. pic.twitter.com/4FFgolVQNk
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) August 8, 2022
Rest in peace, Olivia Newton-John. Deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/EeefzKBKCO
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) August 8, 2022
Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir. Not only was Olivia a dear friend, but one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of recording and performing with. I will most definitely miss her. She now Rests in the Arms of the Heavenly Father 🥲🙏🏾♥️
— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) August 8, 2022
One of the most genuinely beautiful souls has left us. Olivia Newton-John was an amazing artist in every way. She was a dear friend to me and to all. Olivia is the definition of the phrase “Down to earth”. I love you Liv pic.twitter.com/FKyUd7WfRs
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2022
Very sad that lovely, talented, brave Olivia Newton- John has died. I never got to meet her, but everyone says she was wonderful- always kind.
— Mia Farrow🇺🇦 (@MiaFarrow) August 8, 2022