Olivia Newton-John‘s long-time good friend Leeza Gibbons has shared the ultimate textual content that the actress despatched to her earlier than her dying.
The beloved Australian star died final week age 73 after a 30-year battle with breast most cancers.
Gibbons, a TV host within the US, gave an interview to Folks this week, by which she spoke a few weekend she’d not too long ago spent at ONJ’s ranch with their respective husbands.
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Although Gibbons mentioned that in the previous couple of months Newton-John “might have been barely slower” in tempo, “that radiant smile and beneficiant coronary heart was on full show.”
“Her final textual content to me was, ‘I am grateful for all of the love in my life. I am such a fortunate particular person,'” Gibbons revealed.”
Gibbons says she grew up idolising the Grease actress – the pair first met within the Nineteen Eighties when Gibbons interviewed the Aussie star for Leisure Tonight. They stayed in contact and grew shut through the years.
Within the Folks interview, Gibbons says that ONJ in the end acquired every part she ever needed, together with “a real love affair and soulmate in her husband John Easterling” and her “last, peaceable days on the secluded ranch she beloved”.
“Olivia is whip-smart and all the time engages others in conversations about them, not often speaking about herself,” Gibbons described her good friend.
“She would shortly deflect any dialogue of herself or her sickness. It simply appeared like she had crushed the chances for thus lengthy that she may one way or the other be immortal.”
“There’ll by no means be one other like her…. a real angel on earth. Not simply an iconic artist, however a humanitarian and game-changing voice for empowering ladies to indicate up for themselves. Like with so many others, she modified my life and inspired me to succeed in larger and be higher.”
Earlier this week, Easterling launched a heartbreaking assertion about his spouse’s passing.
“Olivia, Our love for one another transcends our understanding. Daily we expressed our gratitude for this love that could possibly be so deep, so actual, so pure,” he mentioned.
“We by no means needed to ‘work’ on it. We had been in awe of this nice thriller and accepted the expertise of our love as previous, current and eternally.”
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