Wednesday 10 August 2022 02:46 PM The heartbreaking voicemail Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi left ... trends now
Richard Wilkins has played the heartbreaking message Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi left the him following the death of her mother at age 73.
'Chloe Lattanzi, Olivia's daughter, sent me a beautiful message earlier today, which I played and cried again,' Richard revealed on Wednesday's episode of the Today show, as he held back tears.
This is the heartbreaking message Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi left Today's entertainment editor Richard Wilkins (pictured) following the death of her mother aged 73
'And I said to her, "I would never do it without your permission. Would you like me to share your beautiful message with her many friends and fans on-air?"
'And she said, "Yes, please. Tell them how much their love is helping me cope. I want to be a link for them. Give light, give thanks, gratitude. I'm holding you in my heart."'
'Hi Richard, this is Chloe, I just saw your beautiful tribute to my mummy,' the message read.
'I just wanted to hold you. I saw how much you loved her and I just want you to know she's free now and out of pain and all the family is here together.
The actress and singer died peacefully at her home in Southern California on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page. Pictured with his daughter Chloe
'She's making the sun shine and the dogs are running around and smiling and the horses are galloping
'I just want you to know that she's free from pain now and she fought so hard and I was with her every step of the way
'I just felt your love, mummy and I both care about you, care about you so much.
Chloe ended the message with: 'I love you my friend, thank you for doing that.'
Just months before Olivia's death, Chloe, 36, vowed to stand by her mother 'always and forever' while sharing a gallery of pictures of the pair together on Facebook
It comes just days after Wilkins, 68, burst into tears as his last interview with Olivia was aired.
Today host Karl Stefanovic left his seat on the panel to comfort his colleague as he wiped away tears.
'I didn't want to do this,' Wilkins wept.
Richard Wilkins broke down on the Today show on Tuesday as he spoke about the death of his long-time friend and Australian icon Olivia Newton-John
The actress and singer (pictured with long-time friend Richard Wilkins) died at her home in Southern California on Monday morning