(WJW) – It’s been six months since the death of Olivia Newton-John. The actress and singer passed away at the age of 73 in August 2022.
In an interview on the Today show, Newton-John’s daughter and husband talked about their grief.
“The last words she could say to me was, ‘My sunshine,’ ” shared Chloe Lattanzi.
“And right before she lost her ability to speak, she was making jokes.”
“I love my mom more than anything,” continued the 37-year-old. “She’s my mama, you know? She’s not Olivia Newton-John to me, but I’m so glad that she was Olivia Newton-John for so many people.”
Lattanzi said fans’ love and support has helped her deal with her grief.
“It actually has been a life raft,’ Lattanzi said. “It has felt like a big hug from the universe. And I’m very grateful for all of the people who reached out to us and extended their heart and their connection.”
Olivia’s husband John Easterling says he misses her every day.
Easterling added, “Every day, I miss Olivia terribly. And yet every day I’m really super grateful that I had 15 wonderful years with this extraordinary human being.”
Olivia Newton-John had been open about her fight with breast cancer for decades.