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Australian landmark glows pink to honor Olivia Newton-John

(CNN)The Sydney Opera House turns pink on Wednesday to honorOlivia Newton-John. Singer and 'Grease' star who died Monday in the US.

Other Australian landmarks glowed pink on Tuesday night, including Perth's Optus Stadium and Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. Australia's most beloved celebrity.
Victorian Prime Minister Dan Andrews said that the gesture was "a reminder of Olivia Newton-John and her significant contributions to cancer awareness, research and treatment." It was said that it was done to

Images of Newton-John were also televised on the side of Fed Her Square, an arts and culture venue in Melbourne's city centre.

Newton-John survived her two bouts of breast cancer in the early 1990s and her 2017. In September 2018, she revealed that she was battling cancer again.

Despite her struggles, Newton-John maintained her positive outlook.

"I believe that when you go through something difficult, even in a situation as dramatic as cancer, something positive comes out of it," she says of Olivia. • Wrote on Newton-John's website. Her Cancer Wellness and Research Center opened in Melbourne in 2012.

"With cancer affecting more and more people every day, I believe we are in a world desperate for a cure, and I am committed to doing whatever I can to help." I can help."

After her death, the organization said in a statement that Newton-John's "generous support and gift gave hope and helped thousands of cancer patients."

Hours after her death, Andrews said the state would discuss the possibility of a state funeral with Newton-John's family. A Tottie Goldsmith later told CNN affiliate Nine Network that he planned to give them their approval.

"I think Australia needs it," Goldsmith said. said tearfully. "She is very much loved, and I think our country needs it, so we're going to accept it."

If a state funeral is held, it will be the second one offered to the Australian singer this month. The government of Victoria is organizing a state funeral for Durham, the Seekers lead her singer, Judith, who died on 5 August at the age of 79.