Cliff Richard has been left ‘distraught’ by the dying of his ‘soulmate’ Olivia Newton-John as he paid tribute to the long-lasting Australian star.
The singer, 81, who was shut associates with the actress for greater than 50 years, is devastated after it was introduced on Monday she’d died aged 73.
Cliff and Olivia had a friendship that spanned many years after she often appeared on his present within the Seventies, with the musician even admitting he ‘fell in love’ along with her.
Tragedy: Cliff Richard has been left ‘distraught’ by the dying of his ‘soulmate’ Olivia Newton-John, in keeping with DJ Mike Learn (pictured in 1995)
Taking to social media to honour Olivia with a tribute, he wrote: ‘I discover myself at a loss as to what to say. Loss of life… properly, he’s a vicious enemy and all of us might be taken by him. However all of us are usually not taken by him on the similar time and so whereas Olivia stays in our minds and reminiscences, she stays very a lot alive!
‘I am simply certainly one of a military of fortunate individuals who knew and cherished her. How may we not love her? She was attractive, gifted and had a coronary heart of Gold. Additionally, a bunch of information that have been Gold, however her Golden Coronary heart is her legacy to us.
‘When she was first recognized with most cancers Livvy put her profession on maintain for years. Why? As a result of she needed to encourage different victims to do as she did… combat the ugly illness, though she stated in a single interview that she wasn’t in a battle with most cancers simply that she had one thing that she merely needed to do away with!
‘Olivia all the time had an up-beat way of living. Solely three weeks in the past I used to be on the cellphone to her, and he or she was her vivid optimistic self and I by no means thought for one second of that decision that I might be penning this and acknowledging her dying. I hate that phrase!
‘Any more I’ll solely imagine that our attractive Olivia merely stopped residing. I’ll miss her. The world will miss her, so let’s all maintain her alive in our hearts and reminiscences. God bless you Livvy. Relaxation In Peace…..Cliff xxx’
Iconic: The singer, 81, who was shut associates with the Australian star for greater than 50 years, is ‘devastated’ after it was introduced on Monday she’d died aged 73 (pictured in 2004)
Cliff and Olivia met again in 1971 when she turned a daily visitor singer on his selection present, and he or she even joined him on tour as a backing singer.
The music legend has beforehand admitted he ‘fell in love’ with the Grease star, however ‘misplaced his likelihood’ as a result of she was engaged to another person.
Talking in his autobiography The Dreamer, he stated: ‘We hit it off immediately. She was the kind of soulmate that you just meet and you already know is a pal for all times.
‘After I and many people have been in love with Olivia she was engaged to another person. I am afraid I misplaced the prospect.’
Shut bond: Cliff beforehand admitted he ‘fell in love’ with Olivia, however ‘misplaced his likelihood’ as a result of she was engaged to another person. He has repeatedly denied they dated (pictured in 2005)
Profession: Additionally on Tuesday Cliff launched photos from his upcoming 2023 calendar as he posed in glamorous pictures
Fashion: He regarded dazzling in a gold embellished go well with in a single snap earlier than later posing in a purple leather-based ensemble
Iconic: Cliff is understood for releasing a calendar yearly a lot to the delight of his loyal followers
Hypothesis was rife that Cliff and Olivia have been an merchandise, however he has repeatedly denied the claims.
Olivia landed her massive break when she sang a canopy of Bob Dylan’s If Not for You on Cliff’s hit present, and went onto star in Grease, catapulting her to Hollywood stardom.
She and Cliff remained shut associates for decade, and he or she stood by him when he was investigated by police, becoming a member of him on stage on the Royal Albert Corridor in 2015 to mark his seventy fifth birthday.
Blast from the previous: Olivia landed her massive break when she sang a canopy of Bob Dylan’s If Not for You on Cliff’s hit present (pictured in 1964)
Iconic function: She is most recognized for her well-known function as Sandy within the 1978 film Grease (pictured, Newton-John with Grease co-star John Travolta)
Tributes have poured in for Olivia since her passing was introduced on Monday, lead by her Grease co-star John Travolta.
On Tuesday Didi Conn revealed Olivia opened as much as her about her ailing well being once they spoke ‘a few weeks in the past.’
The star was first recognized with breast most cancers in 1992, however the illness returned in 2013 and in 2017.
‘She instructed me that her well being was, you already know, she wasn’t strolling anymore and he or she had full-time care however her husband John and her daughter Chloe have been there on a regular basis, and he or she instructed me that they have been simply so hopelessly devoted,’ she stated on Good Morning America.
Robust time: The star was first recognized with breast most cancers in 1992, however the illness returned in 2013 and in 2017
Olivia’s husband John Easterling introduced the tragic information that Olivia had misplaced her battle with most cancers on social media on Monday.
‘Dame Olivia Newton-John handed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by household and associates,’ he stated in a press release.
‘We ask that everybody please respect the household’s privateness throughout this very troublesome time.
‘Olivia has been an emblem of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast most cancers.
‘Her therapeutic inspiration and pioneering expertise with plant medication continues with the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund, devoted to researching plant medication and most cancers.’
Emotional: Olivia’s husband John Easterling introduced the tragic information that Olivia had misplaced her battle with most cancers on social media on Monday (pictured in her remaining Instagram submit)