Tuesday 9 August 2022 03:40 PM Olivia Newton-John taught Suzanne Somers to not be afraid of cancer EXCLUSIVE trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 03:40 PM Olivia Newton-John taught Suzanne Somers to not be afraid of cancer EXCLUSIVE trends now
Tuesday 9 August 2022 03:40 PM Olivia Newton-John taught Suzanne Somers to not be afraid of cancer EXCLUSIVE trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 03:40 PM Olivia Newton-John taught Suzanne Somers to not be afraid of cancer EXCLUSIVE trends now

Three's Company actress Suzanne Somers has offered her condolences on the sad passing of Grease actress Olivia Newton-John on Monday at the age of 73.

Both were blonde bombshells in the 1970s, both faced mega fame and both were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over.

Now Somers has talked to DailyMail.com exclusively about what it was like to have the Australian mega star as a friend.

'Everyone would want an Olivia Newton-John in their life,' began the 75-year-old beauty who noted she met Olivia at one of the singer's birthday parties.

'Olivia taught me not to be afraid when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.' 

Three's Company actress Suzanne Somers has offered her condolences on the sad passing of Grease actress Olivia Newton-John on Monday. Somers in 1979

A stunner: Both were blonde bombshells in the 1970s, both faced mega fame and both were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over. Newton-John in Xanadu in 1980

So much in common: Three's Company actress Suzanne Somers has offered her condolences on the sad passing of Grease actress Olivia Newton-John on Monday. Both were blonde bombshells in the 1970s, both faced mega fame and both were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over

Her past issues: Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 She had a lumpectomy and radiation, but declined to undergo chemotherapy; seen in 2021

Her past issues: Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 She had a lumpectomy and radiation, but declined to undergo chemotherapy; seen in 2021 

Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She had a lumpectomy and radiation. 

Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. 

Suzanne was impressed with how down-to-earth the Have You Ever Been Mellow singer was.

'Olivia was exactly what you would expect. She was kind and sweet. I never heard her say a bad word about anyone,' shared the 70s and 80s pinup with DailyMail.com.

They were blonde bombshells at the same time: Both Olivia (seen here in 1976) and Suzanne hit mega fame in the late 1970s. Both were breast cancer fighters and they had bonded over that. 'Everyone would want an Olivia Newton-John in their life,' began Somers. 'Olivia taught me not to be afraid when I was diagnosed with breast cancer'

They were blonde bombshells at the same time: Both Olivia (seen here in 1976) and Suzanne hit mega fame in the late 1970s. Both were breast cancer fighters and they had bonded over that. 'Everyone would want an Olivia Newton-John in their life,' began Somers. 'Olivia taught me not to be afraid when I was diagnosed with breast cancer'

On top of her game: Suzanne was impressed with how down-to-earth the Have You Ever Been Mellow singer was. 'Olivia was exactly what you would expect. She was kind and sweet. I never heard her say a bad word about anyone,' shared the 70s and 80s pinup

And she felt like Newton-John was like a 'sister' after they had a shared struggle.   

'There is a sisterhood that grows larger every year. It's a sisterhood you never want to join but when allowed entry you find great comfort with other "sisters,"' began the actress.

'Olivia provided great comfort for me when diagnosed 25 years ago. Her fight was my fight, as she won, I won. 

'She taught all of us so much through her bravery and "never give up" philosophy. We got strength through Olivia and her example of life.

'As a 70's icon she lived a full life. I loved her and will miss my "sister" forever.'  

Legendary movie: She had sparks with John Travolta in the 1978 movie Grease. 'As a 70's icon she lived a full life. I loved her and will miss my

Legendary movie: She had sparks with John Travolta in the 1978 movie Grease. 'As a 70's icon she lived a full life. I loved her and will miss my "sister" forever,' added Somers

Newton-John died aged 73 on Monday.

The Xanadu star died with loved ones by her side at her ranch home in Southern California, according to her husband, John Easterling, who did not give a cause of death.

A Facebook post read: We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this very difficult time.'

However, a source known to TMZ said: 'After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer,' which was first diagnosed in 1992, more than 30 years ago. In 2013, it resurfaced before going into remission again until it reappeared in 2017.

Her family: The singer with daughter Chloe and Patrick Kim McDermott

Her family: The singer with daughter Chloe and Patrick Kim McDermott

Later in life: The beauty seen here with husband John Easterling

Later in life: The beauty seen here with husband John Easterling

Olivia got her big break in the 1978 movie musical as good two shoes teenager Sandy Olsen - in which she starred opposite John Travolta's

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