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Pop music and 'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

British-born Australian singer and actor was a four-time Grammy winner

Olivia Newton-John performs in Los Angeles, U.S. in 2016.    © Reuters

(Reuters) -- Singer Olivia Newton-John, who soared to the top of the world's pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s with such tunes as "I Honestly Love You" and "Physical" and starred in the hit movie musical "Grease," died on Monday at age 73 at her home in southern California.

The death of the British-born, Australian-raised performer was announced on her Instagram account, saying she "passed away peacefully" at her ranch home "surrounded by family and friends."

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