Olivia Newton-John 'defied all odds' before her death, 親友のジェーン・シーモアは言う: 'She wasn't afraid'

Seymour exclusively told Fox News Digital that waves of emotions have ebbed and flowed like the tides in Malibu where they’ve watched countless sunsets together while raising their children and maintaining careers in front of the camera. She’s spent the last few dayscrying my eyes out” なので “all the memories came rushing backfrom the last 50 years of their friendship.

I realized that she was a unique friend. 友達がいます, but not like her in my life,” Seymour said. “I just remember so clearly our conversations and the smile on her face. And then the fact that she wasn’t afraid, 私は思いません, to pass. She just didn’t want to miss out on life.

グラミー賞を受賞したオーストラリアの歌手, アメリカのクラシック映画に出演した人 “グリース,” died on Monday 歳の時に 73 ほぼ癌と闘った後 30 年.

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Jane Seymour and Olivia Newton-John were best friends for more than 50 年. 写真で 2019.

Jane Seymour and Olivia Newton-John were best friends for more than 50 年. 写真で 2019. (Frazer Harrison)

It was pretty extraordinary and really sad because she was always the one that I would call when there were life changes happening and vice versa. We could have really deep and wonderful conversations.

Seymour’s father, a doctor who delivered Olivia’s sister Rona’s baby, first introduced her to the Newton-John’s when Seymour moved to the United States to pursue an acting career. She joked that her dad hadno idea who Olivia Newton-John waswhen she moved out, and began living with Rona temporarily while Olivia toured all over the world singing.

She was really, very full on busy and always lovely, but I remember one day when I had my first child Katie, which would’ve been, ほとんど 41 数年前,” Seymour said. “She was living in Malibu at the time, and she asked us to come out and visit. I gave her my baby to hold, and she just held Katie in her arms and looked at me and said, ‘How do you do it all? How do you do this?’”

When Seymour’s daughter was born in 1982, she had already become famous as Bond girl Solitaire in “生きて死ぬ,” performed in the Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway play, “Amadeus,” and won a Golden Globe Award for her role inEast of Eden.

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She gave her friend the honest answer, “I don’t really know Libby, しかし、あなたは知っています, I’m doing it. And I’m so glad. This is the greatest moment of my life, and I’m just in love with this little creature.

もうすぐ, Newton-John became pregnant with her daughter, クロエ, who thenbecame really good friendswith Seymour’s son Sean. Sean and Chloe ended up collaborating as adults on one of Chloe’s music videos, which Seymour remembered wasreally cutefor Jane and Olivia seeing their childrenworking together as professionalsafter all the years.

Olivia Newton-John and Jane Seymour had "wonderful conversations" and connected on a deeper level. Seen in 2004.

Olivia Newton-John and Jane Seymour hadwonderful conversationsand connected on a deeper level. Seen in 2004. (Victor Spinelli)

Olivia Newton-John with Jane Seymour outside a theater, およそ 1970

Olivia Newton-John with Jane Seymour outside a theater, およそ 1970 (Art Zelin)

Olivia Newton-John was remembered for her "並外れた" spirit by her best friend Jane Seymour. Seen in 1992

Olivia Newton-John was remembered for her “並外れた” spirit by her best friend Jane Seymour. Seen in 1992 (Ron Galella, Ltd.)

We trusted one another implicitly, and we were very similar kind of people,” 彼女は言いました. “We both liked to work hard, but we also knew family was everything. We had a lot in common.

They hadlong conversations about life and passing,” each having lost their mothers, and Newton-John’s sister Rona dying from an aggressive brain tumor in 2013. Rona was married to Olivia’s “グリース” 共演, Jeff Conaway, for five years before they divorced in 1985. Conaway died in 2011.

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While she had aunique bond” とともに “Xanadu” 星, her friendship with Newton-John was a lot like many of the relationships Olivia had, simply due to her kind-hearted nature.

When I had friends who were dealing with cancer or are still dealing with cancer, she would go out of her way to find the right doctors for them, to find help for them, to find some kind of alternative medication to help them,” 彼女は言いました.

Seymour had a few opportunities to safely visit theI Honestly Love Yousinger before she passed. There had been confusion with days and places, but Newton-John had assistance getting ready during one visit in February andshe really should have just stayed in bed,” but she made ahuge effortto see Seymour and her sisters.

Olivia Newton-John and Jane Seymour worked together in the entertainment industry for decades. 写真で 2005

Olivia Newton-John and Jane Seymour worked together in the entertainment industry for decades. 写真で 2005 (M. Caulfield)

Chloe Lattanzi and John Easterling supported Olivia Newton-John at her annual benefit for cancer research and wellness center in Melbourne, オーストラリア.

Chloe Lattanzi and John Easterling supported Olivia Newton-John at her annual benefit for cancer research and wellness center in Melbourne, オーストラリア. (Sam Tabone)

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I remember looking at her and just thinking this could easily be the last time I see her,” 彼女は言いました. “But I felt that before … several years before when she was incredibly frail and on a lot of pain meds and I just thought, oh my gosh, 彼女, she was barely eating. She looked so frail.

We were all surprised. She pulled it all back together again and had a quality of life again. それは驚くべきものだった. She defied all the odds, 本当。”

The two stayed connected via phone or video calls as Olivia didn’twant to hide away and just say, '私はこれで終わりです,'” with her fight, Seymour remembered. “She tried to be very independent. She still wanted to prove that she could walk, and she could do things … she was fiercely adamant about doing as long as she could.

Seymour remembered how Newton-John’s daughter and husbandnever lefther side as she was nearing the end of her life. “It was lovely, and I know how much it meant to Olivia for Chloe to be there,” 彼女は言いました.

And as more than just an international icon, “extraordinary performer and great singerwith four Grammy Awards, 67 私たちがやってきたことで閉鎖がないと感じているという事実, そして 100 million records sold worldwide making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, in addition to her starring role alongside John Travolta に “グリース,” Seymour said her best friend would want to be remembered for the work she did helping the community living and dealing with cancer.

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Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi were fiercely close and protective over each other. 写真で 2016.

Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi were fiercely close and protective over each other. 写真で 2016. (Paul Redmond)

Actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John embrace in a promotional still for the film, 'Grease,' directed by Randal Kleiser, 1978.

Actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John embrace in a promotional still for the film, 「グリース,’ directed by Randal Kleiser, 1978. (Paramount Pictures/Fotos International)

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre) at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, オーストラリア, opened in June 2012. “I am so excited to finally share with you the realisation of a dream that began 20 years ago with my own cancer journey. It is humbling to know that so many of you have cared so much and shared my vision,” Olivia shared in a release at the time.

Seymour was on a business trip in the area at one point and made sure to visit the hospital. She called her friend later on to tell her how “信じられない” そして “すごい” the medical center turned out.

I can’t remember how much longer later, but one day I got a call from her, and she said, ‘You won’t believe where I am,'” Seymour said. ‘And I said, ’Where are you?’ 彼女は言いました, ‘I’m at my hospital in Melbourne.’ そして私は言った, 'ああ?’

Newton-John continued to tell Seymour, “彼女は売りました, I’m here. I’m actually in the hospital as a patient … and I’m so glad I built it. I didn’t intend to be here as a patient, but now that I am, I just have to say, I’m really proud of what we did here.”‘

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