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Olivia Newton-John's ex Matt Rattanzi 'overwhelmed' with support after her death

Olivia Newton-John's ex-husband wants fans to "celebrate the joy" the late actress brought to the world.

Matt Lattanzi and his now wife, Michelle Lattanzi, reacted to the news ofNewton-John's death, shared on Facebook on Monday issued a joint statement.

"Today we lost one of the great people in the world, Olivia Newton-John. Matt and I know all our friends, family and friends who will miss Olivia's presence in this world. "I am overwhelmed with the love and gratitude shared with us by our loving community of fans," Michelle wrote.

I've been asked for my memories and I salute each and every one of you for where those feelings and memories are coming from," she continued.

"Nothing can replace the icon we lost, but her legacy lives on in our hearts and memories. Contribution to her beloved daughter Chloe Rattanzi, Center for Cancer Research and Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Olivia Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi
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Michelle concludes the post and let's celebrate the joy that Olivia's heart and life's achievements have brought to our world.Sending all the love XOXO ❤."

Newton-John, who rose to fame as Sandy Olson in "Grease," died Monday at the age of 73, after a 30-year battle with breast cancer. 30} .

Matt Lattanzi and Michelle Lattanzi
Michelle Lattanzi/Facebook

The "physical" singer is now 63 I met a year old Matt. On the set of "Xanadu" in 1980. After dating for four years, they said "I do" in 1984 and welcomed her daughter Chloe in 1986.

Matt married after the pair divorced in 1995. 

Olivia Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi
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Easterling, aged 70, When he announced his wife's death in a social media post commemorating her "victories and hopes", he asked for "privacy during this very difficult time."

The Grammy Award winner was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, in 2013 and he was diagnosed with breast cancer again in 2017. She talked about how sheadvanced to Stage 4 in 2021.