olly Parton says she is so unhappy to have misplaced her “particular pal” Dame Olivia Newton-John, following her demise aged 73.
The US nation legend stated she was “so pleased that our lives crossed paths” as she joined these paying tribute to the actress and singer on-line.
The British-born singer died “peacefully” at her ranch in southern California on Monday morning, surrounded by household and mates, her widower confirmed.
After the information broke, well-known names from the worlds of tv, movie and music took to social media to share recollections and ship condolences to her household.
Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey, and Gwyneth Paltrow have been amongst these remembering the “stunning and brave actress”.
“So unhappy to have misplaced my particular pal Olivia Newton-John,” Parton wrote in an announcement.
“So pleased that our lives crossed paths. I do know her voice is singing fantastically with the angels.
“With Love, Dolly.”
Sharing an image of the pair on Instagram, Hollywood star Paltrow wrote: “Olivia Newton John, I hope you already know what you meant to us.
“You have been an enormous inspiration in some ways. I feel I believed We Are Magic due to you.”
Veteran singer Sir Elton shared a group of photographs of him and Dame Olivia collectively on Instagram as he remembered his “heat and loving pal”.
He wrote: “The saddest of reports to get up to. Olivia was a phenomenal and brave lady, who I by no means heard complain about her sickness.
“A fantastic voice and a heat and loving pal. I’ll miss her a lot. Condolences to her household and family members.”
Australian actress Delta Goodrem, who portrayed Dame Olivia in a biopic referred to as Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Dedicated to You, recalled fond recollections of the singer together with a time that they had met in New York when she was seven years previous.
She additionally revealed that Dame Olivia had despatched her a “stunning letter” from the star when she herself had been identified with most cancers years later.
“There was one thing about every part, each second she was an instance of what it was to be a job mannequin… and lead in kindness,” she instructed Australian information programme Dawn.
“What she did for therefore many she continued to show into this pillar of energy, this fixed positivity and hope and that’s what folks really feel from her.”
Pop titan Carey recalled the “second she’s going to by no means, ever overlook” when she received to carry out Hopelessly Devoted To You alongside the Grease star in Melbourne, Australia.
She stated she first “fell in love” with Dame Olivia’s voice as a toddler and felt “blessed” to be in her presence on many events.
Alongside a collection of photographs of them performing collectively, the singer described her as “the kindest, most beneficiant and beautiful particular person she had ever met”.
Sir Rod Stewart hailed his “nice pal” because the “excellent woman”, including that she was “beautiful, with nice poise and with a sure Aussie sophistication”.
The singer additionally revealed that her black spandex trousers within the traditional final scene of 1978’s Grease have been the inspiration behind his fashion in his Da Ya Suppose I’m Attractive? observe launched in the identical yr.
Oprah Winfrey recalled a dinner she had with Dame Olivia in 2019, remarking on how her constructive outlook on her most cancers prognosis was “infectious”.
Pop megastar Kylie Minogue stated Dame Olivia “was and at all times can be” an inspiration to her.
“Since I used to be ten years previous, I’ve cherished and seemed as much as Olivia Newton John,” the singer wrote on Twitter.
“And, I at all times will. (Identical to this image @nfsaonline) She was, and at all times can be, an inspiration to me in so many, some ways.
“My deepest condolences to her household and family members. x ONJ4EVER.”
Sharing an image of the pair collectively, Peter Andre hailed her as “a real icon” who was “heat, sort and caring to everybody”.
“I’ll always remember this night time. I had the privilege of performing alongside Olivia Newton John for the Spina Bifida charity live performance in Australia,” he stated.
“She was heat, sort and caring to everybody backstage. She was the identical each time we met.
“A real icon. Unhappy day.”
Nancy Sinatra stated though she had not identified Dame Olivia personally, she had admired her for “the best way she confronted her well being battles”.
“Lovely & robust, she fought to the tip,” she wrote.
“My coronary heart goes out to her household & all who love her. It’s simply not honest.
“Godspeed, Olivia. We’ll at all times be hopelessly dedicated to you.”
Dionne Warwick, who recorded a duet with Newton-John in 2006, tweeted: “One other angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir.
“Not solely was Olivia an expensive pal, however one of many nicest folks I had the pleasure of recording and performing with. I’ll most positively miss her.
“She now Rests within the Arms of the Heavenly Father.”
US singer Richard Marx, who additionally duetted with Dame Olivia, stated he would “miss her on daily basis”.
“My coronary heart is damaged. Relaxation now, candy pal,” he wrote on Twitter.
“You have been as sort and loving an individual as there’s ever been. I’ll miss you on daily basis.”