Chloe Lattanzi, the daughter of the late actress Olivia Newton-John, has recently opened up about her mother’s final moments before she tragically succumbed to breast cancer in August 2022. In a tearful interview, Chloe, who Olivia had with her first husband, Matt Lattanzi, spoke about the loss of her beloved mother
Joined by John Easterling, Olivia’s widower, the two bravely discussed life after Olivia’s passing and how they have been coping with the profound grief. Six months since her departure, John, who wed Olivia in 2008, admits that he still speaks to her “out loud” and feels her presence in his daily life.
Chloe, now 37, fondly shared that the last words Olivia said to her were, “My sunshine”. Just before losing her ability to speak, Olivia was even cracking jokes, showcasing her indomitable spirit.
“She may not look like Olivia Newton-John to others, but she is my mother, and I’m grateful for that,” Chloe remarked affectionately.
Chloe went on to express her heartfelt appreciation for the love and support from her mother’s fans, describing it as a “big hug from the universe”. She thanked everyone who reached out and shared their love during this challenging time.
John Easterling, for whom Olivia was his cherished spouse for 15 years, confessed that he still senses Olivia’s presence, particularly during late nights and early mornings. While walking around the house or throwing a ball for the dogs, he would often speak aloud to her.
“I miss Olivia every single day, but I’m grateful for the 15 beautiful years I had with this extraordinary person,” John shared, reminiscing about their time together. He also mentioned Olivia’s unwavering love and light, even during her most difficult moments.
Olivia Newton-John fought a heroic battle against breast cancer for many years before losing her life. She passed away peacefully at home in Southern California, surrounded by loved ones. The news of her passing was shared by John on her Facebook page.
For more than three decades, Olivia Newton-John has been a symbol of triumph and hope, courageously sharing her own experience with breast cancer. The Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund continues her legacy by focusing on research into plant medicine and cancer, continuing her dedication to healing through natural means.
Olivia Newton-John’s memory lives on through her daughter Chloe, her widower John Easterling, and the countless lives she touched with her inspiring strength and compassion.