‘Most courageous woman I’ve known’: John Easterling shares emotional tribute to wife Olivia Newton-John

‘Most courageous woman I’ve known’: John Easterling shares emotional tribute to wife Olivia Newton-John
'In her most difficult times, she always had the spirit, the humor, and the willpower to move things into the light' Easterling wrote on Newton-John's Instagram (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

John Easterling, husband of late actress Olivia Newton-John shared a heartfelt post, paying tribute to his wife. Newton-John died at the age of 73, following a long struggle with breast cancer on the morning of August 8, 2022. 

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Speaking of his love for her, Easterling writes, "Our love for each other transcends our understanding. Every day we expressed our gratitude for this love that could be so deep, so real, so natural. We never had to ‘work’ on it. We were in awe of this great mystery and accepted the experience of our love as past, present and forever." The message was shared on the actress' Instagram page. The couple got married in 2008 and had been together ever since. They made numerous public appearances together and Easterling remained by her side during her final days.

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Earlier, the musical star's only daughter, Chloe Lattanzi had shared several old, unseen photographs in remembrance of her mother. Chloe is Olivia's daughter with Matt Lattanzi, after the two met on the sets of 'Xanadu'.

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The late star's husband went on to write, "At Olivia’s deepest essence she was a healer using her mediums of song, of words, of touch." She is best known for her performance in the movies 'Grease' and 'Xanadu,' among others. He then described her as the "most courageous woman". "Her bandwidth for genuinely caring for people, for nature and all creatures almost eclipses what is humanely possible. It is only the grace of God that has allowed me to share the depth and passion of her being for so long. In her most difficult times, she always had the spirit, the humor, and the willpower to move things into the light," Easterling wrote.

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At the end of his post, he went on to thank fans and well-wishers saying, "Our family deeply appreciates the vast ocean of love and support that has come our way." His message ended with the words "Onward ho." 

Incidentally, the 'Grease' star had shared a throwback picture featuring her husband one day before her death. Many fans commented on the amazing couple the two make. 

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News of Newton-John's death had earlier been shared on her social media pages via Easterling. The post mentioned that she was surrounded by family and friends at her Ranch in Southern California at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, daughter, and several close relatives. 

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