Sydney Opera House’s world famous sails have been lit up in pink in a touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday aged 73.

The iconic Grease star died peacefully at her home in southern California, surrounded by family and friends. Her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.

In a breath-taking show of love, the iconic landmark in the Harbour City was drenched in a stunning shade of fuchsia to commemorate Newtown-John’s life and legacy. 

Sydney Opera House's world famous sails have been lit up in pink in a touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday aged 73

Sydney Opera House’s world famous sails have been lit up in pink in a touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday aged 73 

In a breath-taking show of love, the iconic landmark in the Harbour City was drenched in a stunning shade of fuchsia to commemorate Newtown-John's life and legacy

In a breath-taking show of love, the iconic landmark in the Harbour City was drenched in a stunning shade of fuchsia to commemorate Newtown-John’s life and legacy 

The Emerald City’s gesture follows Melbourne’s famous Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and Bolte Bridge being adorned in pink lights on Tuesday.  

A black and white picture of the star was also projected on Federation Square, with a message that read: ‘Fed Square is lit up pink in memory of Olivia Newton-John and to recognise her inspiring life, celebrated career in entertainment and profound contribution to the research and treatment of cancer. Vale Olivia Newton John’.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday he will contact the star’s family this week to propose a state funeral for the star.

‘As for celebrating her life, her music and film and all the other amazing contributions that she made, we would, of course, want to speak to the family and be as respectful as we can,’ he told media.

The Emerald City's gesture follows Melbourne's famous Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and Bolte Bridge being adorned in pink lights on Tuesday

The Emerald City’s gesture follows Melbourne’s famous Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and Bolte Bridge being adorned in pink lights on Tuesday 

The iconic Grease star died peacefully at her home in southern California , surrounded by family and friends

The iconic Grease star died peacefully at her home in southern California , surrounded by family and friends 

Olivia lends her name to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, which is located in Heidelberg, Melbourne.

‘She took her cancer journey and used that to save lives and change lives, and that’s just a deeply impressive thing,’ Andrews added.

‘The research that’s done there (at the cancer and wellness centre), the treatment, the care, the love and support that is central to that place is a lasting legacy to the person that she was.’

A black and white picture of the star was also projected on Federation Square

A black and white picture of the star was also projected on Federation Square

The message read: 'Fed Square is lit up pink in memory of Olivia Newton-John and to recognise her inspiring life, celebrated career in entertainment and profound contribution to the research and treatment of cancer. Vale Olivia Newton John'

The message read: ‘Fed Square is lit up pink in memory of Olivia Newton-John and to recognise her inspiring life, celebrated career in entertainment and profound contribution to the research and treatment of cancer. Vale Olivia Newton John’ 

In a touching tribute, the Victorian capital's Federation Square, Flinders Street Station (pictured) and Bolte Bridge were covered in pink lights

In a touching tribute, the Victorian capital’s Federation Square, Flinders Street Station (pictured) and Bolte Bridge were covered in pink lights 

The Bolte Bridge was lit up pink as a tribute to Olivia Newton-John

The Bolte Bridge was lit up pink as a tribute to Olivia Newton-John

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) was lit up as a tribute to British-born Australian singer

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) was lit up as a tribute to British-born Australian singer

The Grease star died peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer.

Olivia’s husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.

‘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,’ he said.

The actress famously beat breast cancer twice but was diagnosed again in 2017.

She spent the last few years at home, campaigning for animals’ rights and raising money for her charity online.

She also was a strong campaigner for the use of medical cannabis for treatment in Australia.

Just days before her death, Olivia Newton-John posted a heartwarming photo to Instagram with her husband John Easterling

Just days before her death, Olivia Newton-John posted a heartwarming photo to Instagram with her husband John Easterling

Newton-John's husband announced her death on her Facebook page on Monday. She was 73

Newton-John’s husband announced her death on her Facebook page on Monday. She was 73 



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Originally posted 2022-08-10 14:25:06.