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The world-famous sails of the Sydney Opera House are painted pink in honor of Olivia Newton-John

The world-famous sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up in pink in a touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died on Monday at the age of 73.

The legendary Grease star passed away 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 stunning show of love, the iconic Harbor City landmark has been bathed in a stunning shade of fuchsia to commemorate Newtown-John’s life and legacy.

The world-famous sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up in pink in a touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died on Monday at the age of 73

The world-famous sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up in pink in a touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died on Monday at the age of 73

In a stunning show of love, the iconic Harbor City landmark has been bathed in a stunning shade of fuchsia to commemorate Newtown-John's life and legacy

In a stunning show of love, the iconic Harbor City landmark has been bathed in a stunning shade of fuchsia to commemorate Newtown-John’s life and legacy

The Emerald City gesture follows Melbourne’s famous Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and Bolte Bridge, which will be decked out in pink lights on Tuesday.

A black and white image of the star was also projected onto Federation Square, with a message that read: “Fed Square will be lit pink in memory of Olivia Newton-John and her inspiring life, celebrated career in entertainment and to recognize her profound contribution to the research and treatment of cancer. Vale Olivia Newton John’.

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said Tuesday he would be in touch with the star’s family this week to propose a state funeral for the star.

“To celebrate her life, her music and film and all the other amazing contributions she has made, of course we want to speak to the family and be as respectful as possible,” he told media.

The Emerald City gesture follows Melbourne's famous Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and Bolte Bridge, which will be decked out in pink lights on Tuesday

The Emerald City gesture follows Melbourne’s famous Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and Bolte Bridge, which will be decked out in pink lights on Tuesday

The legendary Grease star passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California surrounded by family and friends

The legendary Grease star passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California surrounded by family and friends

Olivia is the namesake of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Center in Heidelberg, Melbourne.

“She’s taken her cancer journey and used it to save lives and transform lives and that’s just a deeply amazing thing,” Andrews added.

“The research that is done there (at the cancer and wellness center), the treatment, the care, the love and support that is central to this place is an enduring legacy to the person she was.”

A black and white image of the star was also projected onto Federation Square

A black and white image of the star was also projected onto Federation Square

The message read:

The message read: “Fed Square will be lit pink in memory of Olivia Newton-John and to recognize her inspirational life, celebrated career in entertainment and profound contribution to cancer research and treatment. Vale Olivia Newton John’

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

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

The Bolte Bridge was lit pink in tribute to Olivia Newton-John

The Bolte Bridge was lit pink in tribute to Olivia Newton-John

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has been lit up in honor of the British-born Australian singer

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has been lit up in honor of the British-born Australian singer

The Grease star passed away 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, died peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends.

“We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.

“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,” he said.

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

She has spent the last few years at home campaigning for animal rights and raising money online for her charity.

She was also a strong campaigner for the use of medicinal 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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Bradford Betz

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