Olivia Newton-John's brother Hugh passes away after 'many years of decline'

Olivia Newton-John's brother Hugh passes away after 'many years of decline'

Olivia Newton-John just revealed that her elder brother passed away earlier this month. 

The English-Australian Grammy award winner took to Twitter to share the sad news of Hugh Newton-John's demise with a touching post. "My dear, sweet, gentle, clever, brother Hugh passed away May 7, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia after many years of decline. I love him so and will miss him terribly. Love & light, Olivia," she wrote alongside a collage of her brother's photos documenting his life through early childhood to his later days.

Olivia Newton-John attends the Academy Presents "Grease" (1978) 40th Anniversary at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.


The actress' brother followed their family tradition and became a doctor. The cause of his death hasn't been revealed; Newton-John only shared that he passed away after several years of decline. Newton-John herself is a two-time cancer survivor and runs an Australian cancer foundation called Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre. The two of them also had a third sibling - a sister called Rona Newton-John - who was the middle child and passed away from cancer in the year 2013. She was a model and actress and was also once married to late actor Jeff Conaway. 


Following the announcement of the sad news, fans shared their condolences underneath the actress' post, writing how sorry they were for the family's loss. One such fan wrote, "My sincere condolences to you, yours, and Hugh's family. I just finished reading about him in DON'T STOP BELIEVING. My God comfort all of you."

Another one wrote, "Much love to you and your family. Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute with all of us."

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