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Olivia Newton-John - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Olivia Newton-John - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Family of Olivia Newton-John Accept Dan Andrews’ State Funeral Offer

by Paul Cashmere on August 11, 2022

in News

Victoria’s Premier Dan Andrews has confirmed that the family of Olivia Newton-John has accepted the offer of a state funeral.

Dame Olivia Newton-John died at her home in California on 8 August 2022 after a long battle with cancer.

Olivia’s niece Tottie Goldsmith has said yes to the offer with Dan Andrews calling it “more of a concert than a funeral”.

The family funeral will take place on a separate occasion. Olivia Newton-John will be buried at her ranch in California.

The City of Melbourne turned Pink on Tuesday following the news of Olivia’s passing. Landmarks including Flinders Street Station, the Arts Centre and the Melbourne Cricket Ground were lit Pink to recognize the work Olivia Newton-John had done for breast cancer research.

Olivia Newton-John founded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.

The state of Victoria will also host a state funeral for The Seekers’ singer Judith Durham who passed away on 5 August, 2022.

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