John Travolta’s Tear-Jerking Tribute to Olivia Newton-John Leaves Audience Moved

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The audience at the 2023 Oscars held their breath when John Travolta paid tribute to his dear friend and former co-star, Olivia Newton-John, who died in August at 73. The world watched in awe as Travolta poured his heart out, sharing heartfelt memories of the beloved actress and singer who had touched so many lives. Read on to take a closer look at this moving tribute and explore the enduring legacy of 2 of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

This year’s Oscars was different from the rest.

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At the 2023 Oscars, Hollywood bid farewell to its late stars and filmmakers with a heart-wrenching In Memoriam segment. Lenny Kravitz performed Calling All Angels as the industry mourned the loss of luminaries like Ray Liotta, Angela Lansbury, James Caan, Raquel Welch, and others.

And John Travolta honored his Grease co-star, Olivia Newton-John, who passed away in August, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Travolta started his speech with a heartfelt message.

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John Travolta, 69, spoke about the privilege that those in the entertainment industry have of pursuing their passions for a living, sometimes collaborating with people they grow to cherish.

During the Oscars ceremony, he highlighted that as they celebrated the industry’s achievements of the past year, it was only appropriate to pay tribute to the talented individuals they had lost. He emphasized that each of them had made a remarkable contribution, leaving a distinct and significant imprint that inspired and influenced all of them.

Following Olivia’s passing, Travolta shared a touching tribute in honor of his late co-star. He expressed his admiration for her exceptional talent and the remarkable impact she had made on the world.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” he said as he described a photo of Newton-John at the time. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road, and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

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As he spoke, Travolta became emotional, his words carrying a depth of feeling that touched the hearts of those who listened. With visible emotion, he continued to share his heartfelt sentiments, allowing his love and admiration for the individuals he was honoring to shine through.

“They’ve touched our hearts. They’ve made us smile and became dear friends who we will always remain hopelessly devoted to.”

Preview photo credit Chris Pizzello/Invision/East News, Supplied by Capital Pictures/EAST NEWS


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