Tottie Goldsmith returns to her Melbourne home after the devastating death of her aunt Olivia Newton John.
The legendary Grease star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in Southern California surrounded by family and friends. Her husband, John Easterling, announced her death on her Facebook page on Monday.
Tottie, 59, appeared devastated as she clutched a bottle of Absolut Vodka and made her way to her front door. There she found a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Mourning: Tottie Goldsmith was pictured returning to her Melbourne home following the devastating death of her aunt Olivia Newton John
The grieving TV and music personality wore jeans, a sheepskin sweater and a camel jacket.
She wore her auburn hair down and appeared to be slipping a white shirt over her arm as she walked towards her house.
Tottie is best known for the pop group Chantoozies, with their songs “Witch Queen”, “He’s Gonna Step On You Again”, “Wanna Be Up” and “Love the One You’re With” in the late 1980s and early 1990s had big hits for years.
Her father Brian Goldsmith, a prominent Melbourne nightclub owner and restaurateur, died in 2020. Her mother is Olivia’s sister Rona.
Tottie appeared with her aunt at G’day USA in LA in 2020 – where Olivia spoke candidly about denying her cancer diagnosis.
Heartbroken: Tottie, 59, looked devastated as she clutched a bottle of Absolut Vodka and made her way to her front door
Sad day: The grieving TV and music personality wore jeans, a sheepskin sweater and a camel jacket
In one of her most recent poignant red carpet appearances, the Aussie star admitted she refused to think about cancer on a daily basis.
The fun-loving singer and actress, best known for her role as Sandy in the 1978 film Grease, as well as her stellar music career, called life “a gift” no matter what the outcome.
Newton-John had always remained positive about her health even during the worrying times of the pandemic.
Dejected: She wore her auburn hair down and appeared to pull a white shirt down her arm as she walked towards her house
Mourning: Tottie received a beautiful bouquet of flowers
Tottie is best known for the pop group Chantoozies, with their songs “Witch Queen”, “He’s Gonna Step On You Again”, “Wanna Be Up” and “Love the One You’re With” in the late 1980s and early 1990s had big hits for years
Just two years before her death, she spoke candidly about her outlook on life at the G’Day USA benefit in Beverly Hills alongside her former co-star John Travolta.
“Gosh, life is a gift and I’ve had an amazing life and I intend to continue with that and I obviously want to help other people with cancer,” she told in the January 2020 interview.
“I have my spa in Melbourne and I want cancer to end while I’m alive so other people don’t have to suffer.”
Olivia Newton-John spoke candidly about her positive outlook on life amid her long battle with cancer in an interview with at the G’Day USA benefit event in Beverly Hills in January 2020. She is pictured with her niece, Australian actress Tottie Goldsmith
Newton-John was first diagnosed with the disease in 1992, but announced that she beat cancer in 2013, the year after her spa opened.
But in May 2017, she was told that cancer had metastasized and spread to her bones.
Reflecting on her battle with the disease, she admitted, “I don’t see it as a fight. I don’t think about it much to be honest.
Husband John Easterling joined his wife Olivia at the G’Day USA event as she opened up about her cancer denial
“Denial is a really good thing and I’m getting stronger and better all the time! I’m doing well! … I feel wonderful.’
She also admitted that she had hope for her future.
“I’m winning and I’m fine with it and that’s how I see it,” she added.
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the legendary 1978 film Grease that catapulted their careers. He was among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday
Newton-John also reflected on her delight that Grease is still being remembered more than four decades after its release.
She confessed: “We did something very special together. This film is still loved.’
She recalled how caring Travolta was while filming the musical romance.
When asked about her favorite memory from the set, she said: “His kindness to me. When there was a scene in the film – it was my close-up when Rizzo pulled me forward in the campfire scene – and in the middle of my take he stopped her and came over to me and whispered in my ear, “I think you can You better.”
Newton-John famously rebelled against the role of Sandy in the 1978 film Grease. She was 28 at the time and thought she was too old to play a freshman high school girl
“That’s really generous. That an actor does that for another actor. I wasn’t as experienced as him. He was very caring and sweet.’
During the same event, Travolta, a lifelong friend and Grease co-star, praised her positive outlook on life despite her health concerns.
He said: “Olivia is a survivor and she’s smart and she has a lot of life in her and I think she always sees it through half a glass and that’s her beautiful, natural approach to life and I think we all have to.” it do that.’
He was among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday.
Olivia’s iconic transformation from cute to sexy was recreated in costumes and tributes for years to come
Olivia’s husband John Easterling announced the tragic news that his wife had lost their battle.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends,” he said in a statement.
“We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.
“A symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years, Olivia shares her journey with breast cancer.
“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicines continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund dedicated to research into plant medicines and cancer.”
Just days before her death, Olivia Newton-John posted a heartwarming photo to Instagram with her husband, John Easterling
Newton-John’s husband announced her death on her Facebook page on Monday. She was 73