Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of Grammy-winning superstar Olivia Newton-John, posted a video tribute to her mother on Tuesday following her mother’s passing this week from her battle with breast cancer.

Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer several times throughout her life. She was first diagnosed in 1992 and beat it. The cancer later came back in 2013, went into remission, and then came back a third time in 2017.

“You are my lighthouse mama,” Lattanzi wrote in an Instagram post that included the video tribute. “My safe place. My heart space. It has been my honor and continues to be my honor to be your baby and best friend. You are an angel on earth and everyone touched by you has been blessed. I love you forever my life giver, my teacher, my mama.”


Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, said in a statement that she was surrounded by her family and friends when she passed away at age 73.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” Easterling said. “Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.”

Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England in 1948 and later moved to Australia when she was five. She was in a band and appeared on local television stations while living in Australia.

Newton-John quickly became a hit after transitioning from being a country music singer to a pop singer, which landed her multiple top-10 hits in the U.S., including, “Let Me Be There,” “I Honestly Love You,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Magic” and “Physical.”

Newton-John was best known for her role as Sandy in the hit 1978 movie “Grease” with actor John Travolta. Her website states that the movie remains “the most successful movie musical in history.”

Travolta responded to Newton-John’s passing in a statement posted to social media, writing: “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better.”

“Your impact was incredible. I love you so much,” Travolta continued. “We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

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