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Olivia Newton-John’s Sister Rona Dies of Cancer

Published by EOTM News Editor on May 30th, 2013 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths

Rona Newton-John, the older sister of Olivia Newton-John has died, she was 70. The British-born model and actress was diagnosed with brain cancer in April.

Rona Newton-John, left, with Olivia in 2004. Photo: Gregory Pace/FilmMagic

Olivia announced her sister’s disease last month stating: ”As a cancer ‘thriver’ myself, as many people are, I am very aware of the importance of love, support and family during this journey she is about to begin. I want to thank everyone in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time.”

Rona was married to Grease star Jeff Conaway from 1980 to 1985. They had a son, Emerson Newton-John, a racing car driver.

Rona later married Melbourne restaurateur and nightclub owner Brian Goldsmith. Their daughter is Chantoozies star Tottie Goldsmith.

The AP contributed to this report.

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