Former Bond girl Jane Seymour reveals the sad extent of her friend Olivia Newton-John’s deteriorating health in the superstar’s final days
Close friends of Olivia Newton-John knew the superstar’s condition took a turn for the worse in her final months, when the beloved entertainer stopped answering the phone.
Olivia, who rose to fame as the star of the 1978 hit film Grease, died Monday morning surrounded by family at her home in Southern California after a long battle with breast cancer.
And Jane Seymour, a close friend of Olivia, revealed the sad extent of the star’s declining health during an interview with US program Entertainment Tonight.
Former Bond girl Jane Seymour (pictured) opened up about her agony in a recent interview with US show Entertainment Tonight. The celebration revealed the sad remnant of her friend Olivia Newton-John’s deteriorating health in the superstar’s final days
The 71-year-old former Bond girl said Jane was spending time with mutual friends the day before the superstar’s death.
“We talked about her and how [Olivia] didn’t answer our messages,” said a visibly moved Jane during the interview.
With tears in her eyes, Jane continued, “We all knew something was happening.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Jane said Olivia’s legacy is her talent, her authenticity, and her “ability to share the world, care about it and make a difference…especially in the world of cancer.”
Jane Seymour said close friends of Olivia Newton-John knew the superstar’s condition was deteriorating in her final months, when the beloved entertainer stopped answering her phone. Pictured: Olivia and Jane Seymour out and about in Los Angeles in 2019
Jane said that Olivia could be “the complete package”.
“She showed that you could be a good wife, a good mother, you could be an amazing superstar and you could be an icon of philanthropy.”
The news comes after Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, said the star had asked for donations to her charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, in her memory in lieu of flowers.
The 71-year-old former Bond girl said Jane was spending time with mutual friends the day before the superstar’s death. “We were talking about her and her not responding to our messages,” Jane continued. “We all knew something was happening.” Pictured: Olivia and Jane during the 1992 Earth Walk
Announcing the Xanadu star’s death on Facebook on Tuesday, John wrote: “A symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years, Olivia shares her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicines continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to research into plant medicines and cancer.’
Olivia’s battle with breast cancer first began in 1992 when she was just 44 years old.
She has been very open about her diagnosis and treatment, which notoriously involved the use of medical marijuana.
Her cancer returned in 2013 and again in 2017.
Despite the cruel toll the disease took on her life – including temporary paralysis – Olivia continued to perform, including a tour of the US in 2018
Pictured is the latest photo of Olivia with husband John Easterling, which was posted to her Instagram page just three days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11097605/Former-Bond-girl-Jane-Seymour-tells-grief-passing-Olivia-Newton-John.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Former Bond girl Jane Seymour opens up about her sadness at the death of Olivia Newton-John