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Olivia Newton-John was “not afraid to die”
Her niece recalls a conversation with the actress.

A few days after her death,Olivia Newton John’s niece, Tottie Goldsmith, mentioned that the actress was not afraid of death, reported Mirror.

It was announced last Monday that Olivia had passed away, at the age of 73, surrounded by family and friends at her ranch in Southern California. Her husband John Easterling shared the news in a touching statement as he paid tribute to his wife.

The news prompted tributes and reflection on her legacy, including from her niece Tottie, 59 – who spoke about the beloved actress in an emotional interview.

Indeed, she said Olivia, who announced in 2017 that she was facing her third bout of cancer after an initial diagnosis in 1992, was not afraid to die in her later years.

Tottie said the icon became “really thin and sick” a few years ago and was undergoing treatment at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute in Melbourne at the time.

Tottie also recalled during the interview:

“I said to her, ‘ Are you afraid to die?‘ […] She said: I’m not afraid, I’ve done more in my life than I could have ever imagined.”

The icon’s niece added, “Honestly, she never would have imagined her life would be the way it was,” referring to the cancer center, created by the star, that had helped her through her illness.

“She was really blown away by the impact she had on people […] She was deeply, deeply passionate about what she could give back,” she explained.

Recall that the actress’ husband, John Easterling, asked anyone who wanted to give flowers to make a donation to the foundation instead.

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