ABBA have paid an emotional tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died yesterday. They called her “the nice, kindest, most loving woman”.
Olivia Newton John died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California surrounded by family and friends. She was 73 years old.
Olivia’s husband John Esterling also released this statement.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,”.
ABBA Pay Tribute
Taking to social media, ABBA band members Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog paid a loving tribute to late actress.
“What do you feel, what do you say when the nice, kindest and most loving woman leaves us to travel somewhere else”, Frida wrote alongside a photo of ABBA and Newton-John on stage together.
She continued, “The heart aches to know Olivia’s brave fight against an, in her case, invincible enemy. That she never gave up or complained about her situation, but instead told us her story so that we would understand and want to help others affected”.
“I am grateful to have known a person like you Olivia and you will always be in my heart”.
Agnetha Fältskog also added, “A fine person has left us – and there are many of us who mourn her now… My thoughts go out to the family, and her music and personality will always remain in memory”.
See both posts in full here.
Olivia Newton-John and ABBA crossed paths, when they competed against each other at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton.
ABBA won the contest overall with their entry ‘Waterloo’, while Newton-John’s song ‘Long Live Love’ finished fourth in the overall standings.
The official Twitter account for the Eurovision Song Contest also paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John.
Long Live Olivia ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Dzir8lIi4T
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John starred alongside John Travolta in hit musical film Grease.
Yesterday, Travolta who played Danny Zucko in the film, alongside Newton-John’s character Sandy, also paid tribute to her.
“I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again”, Travolta wrote. “Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever!”.
“Your Danny, your John”.
Kylie Minogue, Paul Stanley and Jane Seymour also paid tributes to Oliva. Check them out here.