Olivia Newton-John to Receive State Memorial Service In Australia – Billboard

Olivia Newton-John to Receive State Memorial Service In Australia – Billboard

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Olivia Newton-John’s life and unimaginable profession shall be remembered with a state memorial service in Victoria.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed these plans Thursday (Aug. 11), simply days after the famous person singer and actor died on the age of 73.

“I’m so happy that Olivia Newtown John’s household have accepted our supply of a State Memorial Service,” Andrews writes on social media. “We’re working with Olivia’s household on the small print, however will probably be extra of a live performance than a funeral – becoming for a Victorian who lived such a wealthy and beneficiant life.”

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Earlier, Andrews confirmed that Newton-John’s niece, Tottie Goldsmith, the actor and former singer with pop group The Chantoozies, had accepted his supply of a state service on behalf of the household.

“This is able to be far more of a live performance than a funeral,” he informed reporters.

“As I mentioned the opposite day, Olivia Newton-John was a really particular particular person and to take her most cancers journey and to show that into extra analysis, higher remedy, higher care and this give attention to wellness, is such a tremendous legacy and that’s why I believe all of us really feel the ache of her passing.”

Goldsmith informed free-to-air Channel 9 on Wednesday (Aug. 10) that the late artist could be buried in California, the place she lived along with her husband John Easterling.

Easterling, the plant drugs researcher, was one of many first to share the information of Newton-John’s loss of life by way of Instagram on Monday, stating that she “handed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by household and mates”.

Born in Cambridge, England, Newton-John relocated to the Victorian capital, Melbourne, as a toddler. Each international locations embraced her, as she went on to a get pleasure from a hits-laden pop profession with among the greatest singles of the ‘70s and ‘80s, together with “Bodily,” “Xanadu,” “You’re The One That I Need” and “Summer season Nights.” These final three singles all reigned over the Official U.Okay. Singles Chart, and appeared on the soundtracks for movies through which she starred, Xanadu and Grease, respectively. “You’re The One That I Need” is acknowledged as one of many High 5 best-selling singles within the U.Okay.

Among the many awards and honors Newton-John collected throughout her lifetime was an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, induction into the ARIA Corridor of Fame, 4 Grammy Awards, she was appointed a Dame, and, in 2012, she was named a Nationwide Residing Treasure of Australia by the Nationwide Belief of Australia.

Newton-John died Monday (Aug. 8) following a decades-long battle with most cancers.

After being recognized for breast most cancers in 1992, the illness returned in 2013. In 2017, she introduced her breast most cancers had recurred for a 3rd time and had metastasized to her backbone.

Following that preliminary prognosis, ONJ grew to become a tireless advocate for developments in most cancers analysis and remedy. By her journey, she established the Olivia Newton-John Most cancers Wellness and Analysis Centre and created the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund to boost much-needed funds for various therapies and therapies to beat most cancers, together with plant-based drugs.

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