Following the tragic news that actress and Grammy award-winning singer Olivia Newton-John has passed away at the age of 73, her Grease co-star and longtime friend John Travolta kicked off an outpouring of social media tributes from the entertainment world.
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” Travolta wrote on Instagram. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. 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!”
Following Travolta’s tribute, more and more of Hollywood took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Newton-John, who was iconic presence for generations.
“I am SO saddened at the news of the passing of Olivia Newton John,” tweeted Marlee Matlin. “I remember being so star struck when I met her at my first Hollywood gathering for Paramount. She was the sweetest and brightest light and I loved getting to know her on “It’s My Party.” RIP dear, sweet Olivia.”
I am SO saddened at the news of the passing of Olivia Newton John. I remember being so star struck when I met her at my first Hollywood gathering for Paramount. She was the sweetest and brightest light and I loved getting to know her on "It's My Party." RIP dear, sweet Olivia. pic.twitter.com/4FFgolVQNk
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) August 8, 2022
“My heart is broken. Rest now, sweet friend. You were as kind and loving a person as there’s ever been,” Richard Marx wrote. “I’ll miss you every day.”
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. 💔 pic.twitter.com/Z1zkVe9CVb
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 8, 2022
“‘Grease’ is my #1 movie of all time and made me a lifelong Olivia Newton John fan,” Gabrielle Union tweeted. “Me and my sister watched Xanadu more times than I could count. Sending so much love and prayers to a real gift of a woman and talent.”
"Grease" is my #1 movie of all time and made me a lifelong Olivia Newton John fan. Me and my sister watched Xanadu more times than I could count. Sending so much love and prayers to a real gift of a woman and talent. #RIPOliviaNewtonJohn 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/1M8lcVQuON
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) August 8, 2022
“Very sad that lovely, talented, brave Olivia Newton- John has died,” wrote Mia Farrow. “I never got to meet her, but everyone says she was wonderful- always kind.”
Very sad that lovely, talented, brave Olivia Newton- John has died. I never got to meet her, but everyone says she was wonderful- always kind.
— Mia Farrow🇺🇦 (@MiaFarrow) August 8, 2022
You can see more tributes to Newton-John below, which are pouring in by the droves:
Fly with the angels Olivia newton John
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) August 8, 2022
Really sad to hear about the passing of Olivia Newton-John. My first real crush as a kid. I loved Grease & her music & I coincidentally also bought & lived in for a while the wonderful home she built in Malibu. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️ https://t.co/gP10SJWqFZ
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 8, 2022
We have lost a great, iconic artist in Olivia Newton John, gone too soon from us at age 73. I trust she is now in the great Xanadu beyond. Know that we are forever hopelessly devoted to you, Olivia. Rest in song and mirth.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John has died. 💔 That’s it. I’m done guys. Heartbroken doesn’t even BEGIN to cover it. I ADORED her.
I hate this so much. She was only 73.
What is going on?!#RIPOliviaNewtonJohn
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) August 8, 2022
this is crushing. I absolutely loved this woman. what a damn shame. so young. so talented. RIP Olivia Newton John. pic.twitter.com/LypVvLuH3B
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) August 8, 2022
This woman was my childhood. 💔 Rest In Peace.
Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73https://t.co/U11XYOwmCl
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 8, 2022
Farewell with love to the legend who will forever be my first crush. Rest In Peace, Olivia Newton-John. 🥲🙏🏼👼🏻 https://t.co/IDdhwtoiDX
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) August 8, 2022
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART BUBBA FOREVER pic.twitter.com/c1ZlHXRQKn
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 8, 2022
What a sad day. Olivia Newton John may you rest well Angel x
— TheVivienne (@THEVIVIENNEUK) August 8, 2022
RIP Olivia Newton-John
Thank you so much for wonderful music and fun memories. pic.twitter.com/QBUnxEgmtn
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) August 8, 2022
RIP Olivia Newton-John. Another part of so many people’s childhood, now sadly no longer with us. pic.twitter.com/MDO7iBnacZ
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) August 8, 2022
💔 Olivia Newton John. When my sis&I were little we used to watch Grease on repeat. We were obsessed. I was obsessed with her. So charming and so beautiful with this spark within a veneer of girl-next-door. One of the first romance leads I felt affinity to. May she rest in peace
— Bolu Babalola (pure) 🍯&🌶 (@BeeBabs) August 8, 2022
We were so lucky to have Olivia Newton-John. Absolutely heartbroken to lose her. pic.twitter.com/RAcdfrO4GS
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) August 8, 2022
Pre-teen me wanted nothing more than to be the gorgeous, talented Olivia Newton-John. RIP, spandexed queen. pic.twitter.com/X8b3prw7Du
— ya girl (@goldengateblond) August 8, 2022
i am absolutely rocked to hear about the passing legendary olivia newton john. thank you for inspiring my childhood alongside many other young girls.may an icon rest beautifully xx pic.twitter.com/GJXfi1CIfq
— childish hambino (@taylorhickson) August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John has died at 73. She won 4 Grammys and had 5 #1s and 10 top ten hits in the US, was a champion for the environment and animal rights, but really, her role as Sandy Olsson in “Grease” showed her brilliance forever, and will be missed. pic.twitter.com/AkfCt0rdVe
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) August 8, 2022
Rest In Peace, Olivia Newton-John… pic.twitter.com/WwIQ8TXhAY
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 8, 2022