Olivia Newton-John died earlier this month aged just 73, after three traumatic battles with breast cancer. Since then, her 36-year-old daughter Chloe Lattanzi has taken to Instagram to disclose how she is coping with the loss.
In view of her 150,000 followers, she posted a quote by Dr Who author Jamie Anderson, who summed up the experience of bereavement.
“Grief, I’ve learned, is de facto just love. It’s all of the love you wish to give but cannot,” she quoted.
“All that unspent love gathers up within the corners of your eyes, the lump of your throat, and the hole a part of your chest. “
Finally, the quote added: “Grief is just love with no place to go.”
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Chloe, an actor and singer in her own right, has thrown herself wholeheartedly into following her mum’s footsteps in showbiz.
Nevertheless, even a busy work schedule shouldn’t be giving her respite from her comprehensible grief.
The Los Angeles-based star had shared a photograph of herself along with her mum earlier within the month.
Published just three days before the tragic death of the Grease actress, it read: “I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend.”
When she tragically died, Chloe described her mum as her “lighthouse”, honouring her ability to remain positive, even in a storm.
“You’re an angel on earth and everybody touched by you has been blessed,” she wrote.
“I like you eternally my life giver, my teacher, my mama.”
Meanwhile her father Matt, who was married to Olivia for nearly a decade, also honoured his ex-partner as “one in all the world’s greats”.
“Nothing will replace the icon we lost,” he acknowledged in a young Instagram post.
“Yet her legacy is alive and well in our hearts and memories, in addition to her contributions to our global culture, her beloved daughter Chloe Lattanzi, and her cancer research and wellness center in Melbourne.”
Olivia had campaigned for cancer research ever since her diagnosis in 1992.
The centre she created has housed clinical trials and inpatient wards, dedicated to advancing scientific research.