Because the world reacts to the information of Newton-John’s passing, Australian leaders have issued their very own tributes to the acclaimed actress and singer.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made a quick return from depart to share a tribute to the “great and beneficiant” Newton-John on his Twitter account.
“Olivia Newton-John was a star. A vivid, joyful glow in our lives,” he wrote.
“From the second we noticed her, she was a heat, enduring presence and her voice grew to become an enormous a part of the Australian soundtrack.”
In the meantime, Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles stated the star’s loss of life felt like an period had come to an finish.
“I feel for folks of my technology who grew up with Grease, that is one in every of these moments if you really feel like an period has come to an finish, and the world is a bit emptier,” he stated.
“There’s an unlimited tragedy, clearly, in her personal passing, however by her expertise and her advocacy, she has superior the reason for most cancers analysis, which has benefited hundreds upon hundreds of people that will likely be a lot the higher for the outcomes of that analysis.”
In a press release, Opposition Chief Peter Dutton stated: “tears are flowing throughout our nation and proper internationally amongst so many who adored her”.
“Newton-John’s voice is woven all through nation, rock and pop music of the Seventies and 80s … however she was a lot greater than a star. She was a trailblazer of feat, expertise, and decency.”
Dutton additionally highlighted the Grammy winner’s analysis and advocacy and prolonged his condolences to her household, mates and legion of followers.
“Olivia Newton-John sang Let Me Be There. While her star has sadly gone out, for therefore many people, she’s going to proceed to be there,” he stated.