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Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shares her grief after her mother’s sad death

''I worship this woman.''
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Tributes have been flowing for Australian icon Olivia Newton-John following the sad news that she died at the age of 73 on Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Among those to remember the star was her beloved daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, who called Olivia her “best friend” just days before her death.

Posting a sweet snap of herself and her mum matching in white outfits, Chloe captioned the image, “I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend. @therealonj”

As news broke of the Grease star’s death, Chloe again shared a slew of sweet snaps, including a black and white image of herself as a little girl kissing her mother’s face.

She also included a more recent shot of the pair preparing for a television interview.

Fellow celebrities were quick to send their condolences to the heartbroken Dancing With The Stars competitor in the comments, with former Bachelorette Angie Kent writing, “Oh god Chloe I’m so sorry. What an honor to have seen you and your Mumma together and how much you made each other smile. Thinking of you and your beautiful family. She’ll always be with you angel xx”

Fans pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John on her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.

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Australian entertainer Rhonda Burchmore added, “Sending so much love to you beautiful Chloe – Your mumma fought so hard and how very blessed she was to have a beautiful daughter like you.”

Olivia’s death is set to be a major blow for the 35-year-old, who was notoriously close with her mother and has publicly struggled with mental health and addiction issues over the years.

In a 2020 interview with 10 News First, Olivia and Chloe got candid as they discussed how Chloe has overcome drug addiction, depression, anorexia and body dysmorphia.

Olivia gushed: “She’s doing things I never could have done. I never did anything ambitious as you are doing, darling.”

Mother and daughter share an embrace at movie premiere.

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Chloe, whose father is actor Matt Lattanzi, explained how her stint on Dancing With The Stars had been a “rebirth” for her.

“I am having the time of my life, it’s like a rebirth,” she said, as she explained she hopes her story will inspire others who are suffering mental of physical illnesses.

Proud mum Olivia couldn’t hold back her praise for her daughter.

“You just have a natural beauty and grace that is just so wonderful to watch, it just makes me well up,” she added.

Olivia Newton-John with daughter Chloe Lattanzi and husband John Easterling.

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Chloe’s stepfather and Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, revealed the news of the singer’s death via social media on Tuesday morning, saying she had passed away “surrounded by family and friends” on her ranch in Southern California.

“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” Olivia’s husband wrote.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

Olivia and John Travolta on the set of Grease.

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“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.

“In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation.”

Since the news broke, friends and fans of the star such as John Travolta, Julie Bishop, Kylie Minogue, Bindi Irwin and Richard Wilkins have all remembered the icon with tributes posted to social media.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, New Idea.

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