Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73

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Written by Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick, Olivia Newton-John's “Physical” was a sexy and surprising turn for the “Grease” star. The video, which features Newton-John in a men's locker room, was lampooned on the first-ever episode of “Beavis and Butt-Head.” The song spent an incredible 10 weeks at #1 from the end of 1981 through 1982.

Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote in the statement on the singer’s verified Instagram account.

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