Olivia Newton-John’s daughter says grief is ‘unspent love’ in touching tribute to star

Olivia Newton-John’s daughter says grief is ‘unspent love’ in touching tribute to star

Olivia Newton-John’s daughter says grief is ‘unspent love’ in touching tribute to star

Grease icon Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in the popular movie, passed away aged 73 after being diagnosed with cancer three times, with the first in 1992

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Olivia Newton-John‘s daughter has discussed her experience with grief following the death of the Grease icon.

Chloe Lattanzi took to her Instagram page to share an heartfelt quote about how she is feeling since the death of her mum.

The 36-year-old posted words by British author Jamie Anderson two weeks after Olivia passed away.

The quote said: “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump of your throat, and the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Chloe simply captioned the post with a red love heart emoji.

Fans took to the comments to offer their support to Chloe.

One person wrote: “This is perfect! Thinking of you and your grieving process, sweet girl.”

While another said: “Grief is never ending. We hold them in our hearts always… Years go by and the tears will just flow. It means we loved them SO.”

A third commented: “We grieve because we love. How fortunate we are for the gift of life and love. Please be patient with yourself. Grief is not linear but is forever.”

As another added: “Your mother left a flame in our hearts that will burn forever. We loved her so much.”

Chloe is Olivia’s only child, who she shared with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi.

Olivia died on August 8 2022 at her home in Southern California surrounded by her closest friends and family.

Chloe shared a series of photos of herself with her mum following the sad announcement. She later paid triubte to her mum as she wrote on Instagram: “You are my lighthouse mama. My safe place. My heart space.

“It has been my honor and continues to be my honor to be your baby and best friend. You are an angel on earth and everyone touched by you has been blessed. I love you forever my life giver, my teacher, my mama.”

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Chloe paid tribute to her mum on Instagram following the sad news of her death


( Olivia Newton-John/Instagram)

Her death came 30 years after she was first diagnosed with cancer.

Olivia was first given the prognosis with the disease back in 1992 then was diagnosed again in 2013, and again in 2017.

It was in May 2017 when Olivia had the devastating news that her breast cancer had returned and this time it had spread to her lower back.

The actress and singer started her Olivia Newton-John Foundation to help fellow cancer sufferers, as well as the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, which gives treatments to patients.

The foundation also has “over 200 clinical trials in progress” and also offers wellness and support programmes.

Announcing her death, Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, shared a statement on her social media pages.

Chloe is Olivia’s only daughter


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Olivia passed away on August 8


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It read: “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation”.

Olivia rose to fame through her acting and singing career, being well known for playing the role of Sandy Olsen in the 1978 film Grease.

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