Exclusive: Olivia Newton-John remembered by Rob Lowe, Brad Paisley at charity event: ‘True icon’


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Rob Lowe, Mario Lopez and Brad Paisley paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John at a charity event hosted by Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

“She was the kindest woman and a true icon for sure. I was sad to hear of her passing,” award-winning actor Rob Lowe told Fox News Digital.

Olivia Newton-John battled breast cancer for 30 years and died at the age of 73.
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The iconic ‘Grease’ star battled breast cancer for 30 years and passed away ‘peacefully at her Southern California ranch’ on Monday morning, ‘surrounded by family and friends’, according to an Instagram post shared by his family. She was 73 years old.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN DEAD AT 73

“Saved by the Bell” actor Mario Lopez added that Newton-John was “the nicest person” and “one of the nicest people” he had the pleasure of interviewing.

“It’s…a sad loss,” Lopez remarked. “I have nothing but wonderful memories of her…she was talented and beautiful.”

Newton-John has been diagnosed with cancer multiple times over the years after first revealing she was battling breast cancer in 1992, which she discussed in her 2019 memoir, “Don’t Stop Believin”.

Australian singer Olivia Newton-John was known for her hits, including "you are the one i want" from the classic movie "Fat."

Australian singer Olivia Newton-John was known for hits like “You’re the One That I Want” from the classic movie “Grease.”
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Country music star Brad Paisley also noted that the Australian singer was a “very nice person” as they both shared the same manager.

“There are some really nice people … who have left this earth,” Paisley told Fox News Digital.

“Rarely do I think she was probably nice to everyone she met… sad when that happens, but what a life and what a survivor too… it really is a win in the end.”

Chloe Lattanzi and Olivia Newton John attend the Olivia Newton-John Wellness and Search Walk on October 6, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. The event helps fund cancer research and provides access to world-class wellness and supportive care programs for ONJ Center patients. (Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)

Chloe Lattanzi and Olivia Newton John attend the Olivia Newton-John Wellness and Search Walk on October 6, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. The event helps fund cancer research and provides access to world-class wellness and supportive care programs for ONJ Center patients. (Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)
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On Monday, Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen hosted their 8th annual “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” charity event, Kershaw’s Challenge, at Dodger Stadium.

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The couple founded the charity in 2011 and raised over $16 million in the decade since. Kershaw’s Challenge supports at-risk children and families around the world and has raised funds to help recipients in Los Angeles, Africa and the Dominican Republic.

Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.


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