Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shares heartbreaking tribute

Olivia Newton-John's grieving daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36, (left) has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her beloved mother (right) following her death aged 73


Olivia Newton-John’s grieving daughter Chloe Lattanzi has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her beloved mother following her death aged 73. 

The Grease star passed away peacefully at her home in southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends following a lengthy battle with breast cancer.  Her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.

Just days before the singer’s death, Chloe, 36, uploaded a photo of herself and Olivia posing in matching white outfits alongside the heartfelt caption: ‘I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend. @therealonj.’ 

Olivia Newton-John's grieving daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36, (left) has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her beloved mother (right) following her death aged 73

Olivia Newton-John’s grieving daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36, (left) has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her beloved mother (right) following her death aged 73

Chloe, who is Olivia’s only child, returned to Instagram following her mother’s death on Monday, sharing a gallery of childhood family photos. 

The first was a black-and-white photo of a young Chloe kissing her mother on the face during a glamorous photo shoot. 

She also included a photo of Olivia cuddling her as a baby, and another one of the mother-daughter duo attending a charity event while Chloe was a pre-teen. 

Hours after Olivia's death, Chloe posted a gallery to Instagram featuring throwback family photos of herself and her mother. The first was a black-and-white photo of a young Chloe kissing her mother on the face during a glamorous photo shoot

Hours after Olivia's death, Chloe posted a gallery to Instagram featuring throwback family photos of herself and her mother. The first was a black-and-white photo of a young Chloe kissing her mother on the face during a glamorous photo shoot

Hours after Olivia’s death, Chloe posted a gallery to Instagram featuring throwback family photos of herself and her mother. The first was a black-and-white photo of a young Chloe kissing her mother on the face during a glamorous photo shoot

She also included a photo of Olivia cuddling her as a baby

She also included a photo of Olivia cuddling her as a baby

She also included a photo of Olivia cuddling her as a baby

This photo was also featured in her post, showing the mother-daughter duo attending a charity event while Chloe was a pre-teen

This photo was also featured in her post, showing the mother-daughter duo attending a charity event while Chloe was a pre-teen

This photo was also featured in her post, showing the mother-daughter duo attending a charity event while Chloe was a pre-teen

Chloe's father Matt Lattanzi (left) also featured in this 1988 picture with her and Olivia

Chloe's father Matt Lattanzi (left) also featured in this 1988 picture with her and Olivia

Chloe’s father Matt Lattanzi (left) also featured in this 1988 picture with her and Olivia 

Chloe’s father Matt Lattanzi also featured in a throwback picture with her and Olivia.

Among the photos were two more recent images of Olivia and Chloe posing together. 

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé of 12 years, James Driskill. 

Among the photos were two more recent images of Olivia and Chloe posing together

Among the photos were two more recent images of Olivia and Chloe posing together

Among the photos were two more recent images of Olivia and Chloe posing together

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé, James Driskill

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé, James Driskill

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé, James Driskill

James also shared a raw tribute to his late mother-in-law following her passing, uploading a throwback Instagram photo of himself and Chloe posing arm-in-arm with Olivia. 

‘I am so lucky and grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from such an amazing woman. You led an extraordinary life and touched so many,’ he began his emotional caption. 

‘You taught me about grace and gratitude, love and light. You were always so generous and kind and I’m filled with joy thinking about spending the rest of my life with your beautiful daughter who also teaches me daily about how to be a more compassionate and forgiving man. Goodbye mama. I love you,’ he continued. 

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé, James Driskill (left)

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé, James Driskill (left)

Chloe is an aspiring singer and also runs a medical cannabis farm with her fiancé, James Driskill (left) 

James also shared a raw tribute to his late mother-in-law following her passing, uploading this throwback Instagram photo of himself and Chloe posing arm-in-arm with Olivia

James also shared a raw tribute to his late mother-in-law following her passing, uploading this throwback Instagram photo of himself and Chloe posing arm-in-arm with Olivia

James also shared a raw tribute to his late mother-in-law following her passing, uploading this throwback Instagram photo of himself and Chloe posing arm-in-arm with Olivia

‘I’ll take care of our weasel,’ he concluded, referring to Chloe’s nickname. 

Chloe moved to live with Olivia and her husband John Easterling in Los Angeles during the pandemic – something for which Olivia said she is forever grateful. 

‘This has been a dream time, to be able to spend a long time with Chloe. It’s a special time,’ the Xanadu star told Studio 10 during a recent interview. 

Olivia famously supported her daughter through a battle with drug addiction, depression, anorexia and body dysmorphia.

In 2020, Olivia broke down in tears when Chloe said she had found her 'self-worth' again during an emotional interview on 10 News First

In 2020, Olivia broke down in tears when Chloe said she had found her 'self-worth' again during an emotional interview on 10 News First

In 2020, Olivia broke down in tears when Chloe said she had found her ‘self-worth’ again during an emotional interview on 10 News First

In 2020, Olivia broke down in tears when Chloe said she had found her ‘self-worth’ again during an emotional interview on 10 News First.

‘I’m so happy that she’s happy, and just shining, and has so much power and strength and bravery,’ the Grease star said of her only child, who at the time was competing on Dancing With The Stars Australia. 

‘She’s doing things I never could have done. I never did anything ambitious as you are doing, darling,’ Olivia proudly told her. 

Olivia was sitting in the front row as Chloe competed in Dancing With The Stars Australia two years ago

Olivia was sitting in the front row as Chloe competed in Dancing With The Stars Australia two years ago

Olivia was sitting in the front row as Chloe competed in Dancing With The Stars Australia two years ago  

Olivia died with loved ones by her side at her ranch home in Southern California on Monday, according to her husband John Easterling.

A Facebook post read: ‘We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.’

Grease star John Travolta was among the first to pay tribute, writing: ‘My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much.’ 

It comes after Grease star John Travolta (right, with Olivia in 2018) led the celebrity tributes to Olivia following her death

It comes after Grease star John Travolta (right, with Olivia in 2018) led the celebrity tributes to Olivia following her death

It comes after Grease star John Travolta (right, with Olivia in 2018) led the celebrity tributes to Olivia following her death

He added: ‘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!’ 

Actress Mandy Moore shared a black and white photo of the star, with the caption ‘Thank you for the joy you brought countless people around the world.’ 

Travolta was among the first to pay tribute, writing: 'My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much'

Travolta was among the first to pay tribute, writing: 'My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much'

Travolta was among the first to pay tribute, writing: ‘My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much’

Actress Mandy Moore shared a black and white photo of the star, with the caption 'Thank you for the joy you brought countless people around the world'

Actress Mandy Moore shared a black and white photo of the star, with the caption 'Thank you for the joy you brought countless people around the world'

Actress Mandy Moore shared a black and white photo of the star, with the caption ‘Thank you for the joy you brought countless people around the world’

Singer Richard Marx posted photos of himself with the late actress, writing: 'My heart is broken. Rest now, sweet friend'

Singer Richard Marx posted photos of himself with the late actress, writing: 'My heart is broken. Rest now, sweet friend'

Singer Richard Marx posted photos of himself with the late actress, writing: ‘My heart is broken. Rest now, sweet friend’

George Takei also paid tribute to the actress, writing on Twitter: ‘We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John, gone too soon from us at age 73.’ 

‘I trust she is now is the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever helplessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and mirth.’

Singer Richard Marx posted photos of himself along with the late actress, writing: ‘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.’ 

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Singer Dionne Warwick wrote ‘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.’ 

Broke Shields shared a lovely black and white photo of her and Olivia to Instagram, writing: 'A true class act whose light shines everywhere she went... she inspired us all'

Broke Shields shared a lovely black and white photo of her and Olivia to Instagram, writing: 'A true class act whose light shines everywhere she went... she inspired us all'

Broke Shields shared a lovely black and white photo of her and Olivia to Instagram, writing: ‘A true class act whose light shines everywhere she went… she inspired us all’

George Takei also paid tribute to the actress, writing on Twitter: 'We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John'

George Takei also paid tribute to the actress, writing on Twitter: 'We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John'

George Takei also paid tribute to the actress, writing on Twitter: ‘We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John’

Singer Dionne Warwick wrote 'Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir'

Singer Dionne Warwick wrote 'Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir'

Singer Dionne Warwick wrote ‘Another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir’ 

Dancing With The Stars pro Petra Murgatroyd wrote: 'This has done me over today. An Aussie icon and legend, there will never be another. This is so tragic. RIP the beloved Sandy'

Dancing With The Stars pro Petra Murgatroyd wrote: 'This has done me over today. An Aussie icon and legend, there will never be another. This is so tragic. RIP the beloved Sandy'

Dancing With The Stars pro Petra Murgatroyd wrote: ‘This has done me over today. An Aussie icon and legend, there will never be another. This is so tragic. RIP the beloved Sandy’

Broke Shields shared a lovely black and white photo of her and Olivia to Instagram, writing: ‘A true class act whose light shines everywhere she went… she inspired us all.’

‘A wonderful mother and wife, who was grace and strength personified. Sending all of my love to Olivias family and friends. She’ll never be forgotten.

Dancing With The Stars pro Petra Murgatroyd shared an Instagram Story, writing: ‘This has done me over today. An Aussie icon and legend, there will never be another. This is so tragic. RIP the beloved Sandy. 

Actress Elle Fanning posted a beautiful photo of the star writing: 'Forever icon'

Actress Elle Fanning posted a beautiful photo of the star writing: 'Forever icon'

Actress Elle Fanning posted a beautiful photo of the star writing: ‘Forever icon’

Actress Gabrielle Union shared a snap of Olivia from Grease

Actress Gabrielle Union shared a snap of Olivia from Grease

Actress Gabrielle Union shared a snap of Olivia from Grease

Fellow Australian star Rebel Wilson wrote 'You were a true icon and I absolutely adored you!'

Fellow Australian star Rebel Wilson wrote 'You were a true icon and I absolutely adored you!'

Fellow Australian star Rebel Wilson wrote ‘You were a true icon and I absolutely adored you!’ 

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell, 60, took to Instagram and TikTok with a video expressing her sadness at the news

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell, 60, took to Instagram and TikTok with a video expressing her sadness at the news

Comedian Rosie O’Donnell, 60, took to Instagram and TikTok with a video expressing her sadness at the news

Actress Elle Fanning posted a beautiful photo of the star writing: ‘Forever icon’ while  Gabrielle Union shared a snap of Olivia from Grease. 

Fellow Australian star Rebel Wilson wrote ‘You were a true icon and I absolutely adored you!’ 

Comedian Rosie O’Donnell, 60, took to Instagram and TikTok with a video expressing her sadness at the news.

'She was amazing, and I lover her. It's very sad. Rest in Peace, beautiful woman,' she said

'She was amazing, and I lover her. It's very sad. Rest in Peace, beautiful woman,' she said

‘She was amazing, and I lover her. It’s very sad. Rest in Peace, beautiful woman,’ she said

‘Oh boy, just heard about Olivia Newton-John. What a great woman she was. She fought long and hard. She had cancer a while.’

Olivia’s husband John announced her death on her Facebook page, writing: ‘Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.

‘We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time. Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

‘I focus on the positive side of things, no matter what the challenge,’ Olivia told the publication. 

The Grease star passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on Monday following a lengthy battle with breast cancer

The Grease star passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on Monday following a lengthy battle with breast cancer

The Grease star passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on Monday following a lengthy battle with breast cancer 

In light of her diagnosis, Olivia said she doesn’t focus on statistics or time limits. 

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‘Positive thinking is so important to living a healthy and happy life.’ 

Her husband John Easterling grows medicinal cannabis for Olivia on their ranch in the U.S to ‘help with her symptoms’.

Olivia's husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page. Olivia posted this photo of the couple just days before she died

Olivia's husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page. Olivia posted this photo of the couple just days before she died

Olivia’s husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page. Olivia posted this photo of the couple just days before she died

Olivia said it is a ‘healing plant’ and added: ‘Medicinal cannabis is something that should be available to everyone who is going through a chronic illness or pain’. 

Olivia, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and twice before in 1992 and 2013, has spent years lobbying the Australian government to approve the use of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.

‘It really is a magical miracle plant.’

Back in 2020, Olivia recalled the terrifying moment she was first diagnosed with the disease.

In a video announcing her foundation at the time, she said she ‘knew immediately that something was wrong’.

‘I am probably one of those people who’s living beyond cancer, living beyond probably what people expected to happen,’ Olivia said. 

Back in 2020, Olivia recalled the terrifying moment she was first diagnosed with the disease. 'All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,' she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter Chloe

Back in 2020, Olivia recalled the terrifying moment she was first diagnosed with the disease. 'All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,' she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter Chloe

Back in 2020, Olivia recalled the terrifying moment she was first diagnosed with the disease. ‘All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,’ she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter Chloe

Speaking about her diagnosis, she added: ‘I knew immediately something was wrong.

‘I had a mammogram. The mammogram was benign and I had a needle biopsy that was also benign… I don’t say this to scare women, but you have to just trust your instincts.’ 

Olivia explained that she then spoke to her doctor and agreed to get a surgical biopsy, and was then diagnosed with breast cancer.

Newton-John was best known for her role in the 1978 smash hit musical/romance Grease

Newton-John was best known for her role in the 1978 smash hit musical/romance Grease

Newton-John was best known for her role in the 1978 smash hit musical/romance Grease 

‘All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,’ she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter Chloe.

‘I made the decision that I would be okay. I had to believe I was going to be okay, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I would be okay for her,’ she said.

Olivia has tried a variety of therapies, including meditation, acupuncture, massage and plant medicine, to heal her body – in addition to conventional medicine.

Newton-John famously resisted the part of Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease. She was 28 at the time and thought she was too old to play a fresh-faced high school student

Newton-John famously resisted the part of Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease. She was 28 at the time and thought she was too old to play a fresh-faced high school student

Newton-John famously resisted the part of Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease. She was 28 at the time and thought she was too old to play a fresh-faced high school student 

John Travolta was among the first to pay tribute to Newton-John on Instagram. Their joint performance catapulted both of their careers in 1978

John Travolta was among the first to pay tribute to Newton-John on Instagram. Their joint performance catapulted both of their careers in 1978

John Travolta was among the first to pay tribute to Newton-John on Instagram. Their joint performance catapulted both of their careers in 1978 

‘I have seen the incredible beauty of the plants and their healing abilities… if I hadn’t had that experience, I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you about kinder therapies… your body wants to heal itself,’ said the medicinal cannabis advocate.

‘That’s why I’m excited to start this foundation.’

The Olivia Newton-John foundation aims to help fellow cancer sufferers. 

Newton-John in 1974 competing in the Eurovision Song Contest for Britain, four years before starring in Grease

Newton-John in 1974 competing in the Eurovision Song Contest for Britain, four years before starring in Grease

Newton-John in 1980

Newton-John in 1980

Newton-John (left) in 1974 competing in the Eurovision Song Contest for Britain, four years before starring in Grease. She is shown singing (right) in 1980



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