John Travolta paid tribute to his lifelong friend and former co-star Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday at 73.
“My dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your impact has been amazing. I love you so much,” he captioned a touching Instagram post, along with a throwback photo of Newton-John.
“We will see you on the road again and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!
The actors starred side by side in “Grease.”
Travolta, 68, played Danny Zuko in the iconic 1978 film, while Newton-John played Sandy Olsson. The couple remained close for decades after working together on the beloved musical.
Newton-John died at her ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement posted on her official Facebook page.
“Olivia has been a beacon of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer,” the statement read.
“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to plant medicine and cancer research.”
Travolta checked in with Newton-John frequently over the years. He opened up about their relationship — and shared a hopeful health update — during a 2019 interview with Us Weekly.
“We were together not too long ago, about three months ago, and we text each other all the time,” he told the outlet at the premiere of his film “The Fanatic. “.
“If I go to see her personally, we usually have dinner and catch up. And recently we talked about trying to do something together.
He added that the Australian actress was “doing great” and “[looked] fantastic!”
“I’m so proud of her,” Travolta added. “She gets away with it like I’ve never seen anyone [do].”
Just a year ago, Newton-John revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time.
“It was a tough year because I broke my sacrum and had to relearn how to walk and everything,” Newton-John, whose stage four cancer had metastasized to the bones, told ‘Entertainment Tonight’. at the time.
“But I’m strong, and I’m back, and I’m feeling good and loving every minute.”
Newton-John is survived by her husband of 14 years, John Easterling, and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, 36.