Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the singer and actress, has died at 73, according to multiple obituaries, including The New York Times.

An excerpt from the NYT obituary.

She had lived with a breast cancer diagnosis since 1992 and in 2017 announced that the cancer had returned and spread. For years she was a prominent advocate for cancer research and had started a foundation in her name to support it.

In 1978, near the start of her career, she was enlisted to be a presenter at the Oscars. The 1978 show paired Oscar veterans with up-and-coming performers.

Newton-John was paired with Henry Mancini and Johnny Green. The trio ended up presenting John Williams with his Oscar for the best score for Star Wars. Williams had been nominated for two Oscars (Close Encounters of the Third Kind was the other). Williams beat out Marvin Hamlisch for The Spy Who Loved Me.

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