Olivia Newton-John's Daughter Chloe Discloses Her Mom's Heartbreaking Last Words

Olivia Newton-John died in August 2022 at the age of 73. The "Grease" star had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and went into remission after treatment, but in 2017, she found out that her cancer had returned and spread to her lower back, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Her husband, John Easterling, announced the news in a Facebook post, saying that his wife died "peacefully" at her home and was surrounded by her loved ones. Throughout the last few years of her life, Newton-John had a positive outlook. "Life is a gift and I've had an amazing life and I intend to keep going with it and I want to help other people with cancer of course," she told People in 2020. "I have my wellness center in Melbourne and I want to see it in my lifetime so other people don't have to suffer," she added.

In October 2021, Newton-John appeared on "Today" and provided an update on her health. "Right now, I'm feeling pretty good. I have my days, I have my pains, but the cannabis my husband grows for me has been such a huge part of my healing, and so I'm a really lucky person," she said at the time. Less than a year later, however, Newton-John's health severely declined. Six months after her death, Newton-John's husband and her only daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, have opened up about the last few days of the "Hopelessly Devoted to You" singer's life.

Olivia Newton-John called daughter Chloe her 'sunshine'

During an appearance on "Today," Olivia Newton-John's husband John Easterling shared that his wife "was very aware and it's a long journey, but she had the willpower, even in her most difficult times, to really bring the light and to bring in the love." He added that Newton-John "was who she was, all the way through." Easterling admitted that he still feels his wife's presence around the house. "Late at night, early in the morning. I'll just be walking around the house or throwing the ball for the dogs and just speak to her out loud," he explained. 

Meanwhile, Chloe Rose Lattanzi said her mom was "making jokes" up until she couldn't speak anymore. And, the very last words that Newton-John said to her daughter were "my sunshine," a memory that Lattanzi will never forget. Perhaps it goes without saying that Lattanzi and her mom were incredibly close. After Newton-John's death, Lattanzi shared an Instagram video of a song that the two women recorded together called "Window in the Wall." She captioned the post, "You are my lighthouse mama. My safe place. My heart space. It has been my honor and continues to be my honor to be your baby and best friend." Lattanzi went on to call her mom an "angel on earth."

Inside Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi's close relationship

While some celebrity children have had rocky relationships with their parents, that wasn't the case with Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi. Once Lattanzi was born, Newton-John pressed pause on her career to focus on motherhood, according to People. Her friend and singer Pat Farrar once told the outlet, "She's a wonderful mother, totally devoted. Chloe comes first, no matter what."

As Lattanzi got older, her relationship with Newton-John evolved. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Newton-John and Lattanzi quarantined together in California. Newton-John told People, "I worked my whole life, and the longest period I can remember being home was my pregnancy with Chloe and the first year or two of her life. So it's been wonderful reconnecting with my baby. She is my reason to be."

Following Newton-John's death, Lattanzi has kept the memory of her mom alive. In one Instagram post, she shared a photo of her and Newton-John posing with puppies, writing, "Found this gem. I love you mama my special Robert and the babies. So much love here."

Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi recorded a special song together

Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi were not just close friends, they were also creative collaborators. In 2021, they teamed up to record the song "Window in the Wall." It's a heartfelt track about coming together and finding love in the midst of trying times. The video features stunning visuals of Lattanzi and Newton-John wandering in nature. According to People, the single rose to the top of the Billboard Pop Music Video chart in January 2021.

When Newton-John was approached to sing the song by a woman she had once met, she was initially hesitant. But that all changed once she listened to it. She told People, "It moved me to tears. It's a very healing song. I thought, 'This is very special, and I want to sing it with Chloe.'" Lattanzi was thrilled to be singing with her mother, saying, "I was flattered and honored. She could have asked anyone, and she asked me. That meant the world to me. It's my dream job — I get to spend time with my favorite person." In an interview with BEONDTV, Lattanzi talked about impacting listeners with their duet. She remarked, "To know that it brings people joy and just could make anyone's day better, makes me so inspired."