Olivia Newton-John - Pop Star Singer & "Grease" Fame Dead At 73

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After battling breast cancer three times over the past 30 years, Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73. The Australian singer is best known for her song "Physical" and for playing Sandy in the hit 1978 movie "Grease" with John Travolta. Her family announced her death on Twitter: "Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.

She recorded her first single, "Till You Say You'll Be Mine" for Decca Records in England in 1966 when she was just 18. She released her first solo album here in the U.S., "If Not For You" in 1971, written by Bob Dylan, which became her first international hit. Her next follow-up single, "Banks of the Ohio," was a top ten hit in the UK and in Australia. She had small successes with some remakes before the release of 1973's "Let Me Be There" which made it into the top ten for Pop, Country and AC and earned Newton-John her first Grammy.

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