Dori says farewell to Olivia Newton-John, dead at 73 after battle with cancer: ‘She was a fighter’
Olivia Newton-John, a chart-topping pop icon of the 1970s and 1980s and co-star of “Grease,” passed away Monday at her ranch in Southern California after a multi-year battle with breast cancer.
Newton-John was a fan of Dori Monson, telling the radio host, “you’re the one I want,” after Dori admitted to a childhood crush on the pop star that persisted into her 2016 appearance on the Dori Monson Show.
“A 30-year battle with cancer … she was really a fighter,” Dori said Monday.
“She became a believer that medicinal marijuana was absolutely crucial to her fight. She has a foundation … breast cancer and medicinal marijuana are two causes that she’s going to fight for even after passing.”
Listen to Dori’s reaction to the news that Newton-John had passed below:
Hear Dori’s entire 2016 interview with Olivia Newton-John here:
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