Olivia Newton-John’s daughter shares her mother’s closing phrases

Olivia Newton-John had some candy phrases shortly earlier than her dying, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi shared Friday on “Today.”

“The final phrases she might say to me was, ‘My sunshine,” Lattanzi said, sitting down to talk to Hoda Kotb with Newton-John’s widower, John Easterling, six months after the “Have You Never Been Mellow” singer’s dying at age 73. “And right before she lost her ability to speak, she was making jokes.”

Newton-John, who famously starred as Sandy within the 1978 film “Grease,” died final August after battling breast most cancers on and off for 30 years.

Her family members had been each visibly emotional speaking about her dying and her persevering with presence of their lives, however Lattanzi stated that the wave of affection expressed for her late mom has been “a life raft” and “a big hug from the universe.”

“I’m very grateful for all of the people who reached out to us and extended their heart and their connection,” she stated.

Easterling stated he feels Newton-John all over the place, on a regular basis, whether or not he’s waking up, going to sleep or throwing a ball with the canine. And he nonetheless speaks to her out loud.

The loss remains to be new for Lattanzi as properly.

“I love my mom more than anything,” she stated, choking up. “She’s my mama, you know? She’s not Olivia Newton-John to me, but I’m so glad that she was Olivia Newton-John for so many people.”

On Friday, a brand new recording dropped of the Aussie singer performing “Jolene” in a duet with longtime pal Dolly Parton a number of months earlier than her dying. Easterling, who Newton-John married in 2008, known as it “a gorgeous duet.”

Read also  Oscars installs 'disaster workforce' for the following Will Smith slap

“I’m excited,” Newton-John says within the YouTube incarnation of the tune. “I’ve always wanted to sing with Dolly.”