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Dame Olivia Newton-John asked God to ‘save’ daughter’s life after being ‘close to losing her’
Dame Olivia Newton-John revealed in one of her final interviews that she asked God for her daughter to be ‘saved’.The Grease actress died at her home in California on Monday at the age of 73 following a 30-year battle with cancer. She has been survived by husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe, who was her only child. A resurfaced interview from last year sees Dame Olivia speak about her spirituality and the difficulties she faced when pregnant with Chloe, now aged 36, in the eighties.‘I remember when I was pregnant with Chloe, and I was close to losing her at one point and I had to go to bed.‘I remember I asked God to please save her and if he did, I would say the Lord’s Prayer every night for the rest of my life and so I have.‘It is my favourite prayer, I think it’s a beautiful prayer a powerful prayer. I believe in prayer and I think prayer is very powerful,’ she said on Sarah Grynberg’s A Life of Greatness podcast.Dame Olivia was 38-years-old when pregnant with Chloe, and was closely monitored at the time, before her daughter safely arrived in 1986.During the interview, the Physical singer also spoke about contemplating death, something she thought to be ‘extremely personal’.‘We all know that we’re going to die, I think we spend our lives probably much in denial of it.
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Naga Munchetty risks fan fury as she admits Olivia Newton-John's Sandy 'annoyed' her
Naga Munchetty has risked angering fans by admitting Olivia Newton-John's Grease character 'annoyed the hell out of her'.The late star, who died at the age of 73 earlier this week, portrayed Sandra 'Sandy' Dee in the hit 1978 movie musical.Speaking about Olivia's passing on her BBC Radio 5 Live show, Naga stunned her fellow presenters by admitting she wasn't a fan of Sandy.READ MORE:BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty hits back as she's called 'most annoying person on TV'The BBC Breakfast presenter, 47, said: "You know, the character of Sandy, I will be completely honest...she annoyed the hell out of me."Asked to explain her controversial opinion of Sandy, Naga claimed that she didn't warm to the "spineless" character and admitted to preferring Rizzo.The hard-edged character was memorably portrayed by Olivia's co-star Stockard Channing. Naga added: "I thought she was a wet blanket to be completely honest."She was a wet fish, a jellyfish almost, spineless."In the end she turned it around but the character changed her personality to suit a guy, which bugs the hell out of me."And Rizzo was always the woman for me."While Naga admitted she wasn't a fan of Sandy, she still praised Olivia's Grease performance, concluding: "She did it so well didn’t she, Olivia Newton-John, I don’t think anyone else could have done it."Olivia passed away at her home in Southern California on Monday.Her death was confirmed on her official Facebook page.Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36.In a touching tribute to his late co-star, Danny Zuko actor John Travolta wrote: "My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better."Your impact was incredible.
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Rebel Wilson pays tribute to Olivia Newton-John: “It was such a blessing to know you”
Rebel Wilson has paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John following her passing.The iconic singer and Grease star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in Southern California on Monday (August 8).Wilson, who played Newton-John’s daughter in the film A Few Best Men, has now become one of the latest stars to pay her respects, honouring the late star with a heartfelt Instagram post.“@therealonj, you were the most gorgeous lady inside and out, you are a true Aussie icon and to play your daughter on screen in A FEW BEST MEN was beyond an honour,” Wilson wrote alongside an image of herself smiling with Newton-John and co-star Laura Brent.The Senior Year star also noted how Newton-John’s role as Sandy in the 1978 musical Grease had inspired her as a kid growing up in Australia.A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson)“Seeing you star in the huge Hollywood blockbuster GREASE with your natural accent was so instrumental to me as a little girl, helping me to believe that it was possible for an Aussie girl to star in huge international musicals,” she wrote.“You were the reason I auditioned for my high school production of GREASE at 15 – I was only in the chorus, but it was a start! You tried to teach me about health years before I took it seriously. You were so kind to me and it was such a blessing to know you Olivia.“I’ll never forget us singing at the piano in our lunch break on set together – what a complete legend you are! I am so sad you are gone.
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