Olivia Newton-John's daughter breaks down as she pays tribute to her "angel" mum

10 October 2022, 14:10 | Updated: 17 March 2023, 09:54

Olivia Newton-John lost her battle with breast cancer on 8th August 2022.
Olivia Newton-John lost her battle with breast cancer on 8th August 2022. Picture: Getty/Nine Network

By Thomas Curtis-Horsfall

The entertainment world is still reeling from the loss of a legend.

It's only been two months since we lost Olivia Newton-John on August 8, and the shockwaves from the British/Australian singer's passing are still being felt.

Olivia tragically succumbed to breast cancer after a courageous battle with the disease that lasted three decades.

Tributes poured out from all corners of the entertainment industry, with lifelong friends like John Travolta, Barry Gibb, Stockard Channing and Kylie Minogue paying their respects.

And whilst still grieving the loss of their wife, mother, and sister, it meant the world to her family that she was so admired.

The four-time Grammy Award winner made a huge mark on music with her sunny brand of pop, folk, and disco.

In a first television appearance since Olivia died, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi was visibly emotional as she discussed her mother's lasting legacy.

Chloe is still in shock after losing her mum.
Chloe is still in shock after losing her mum. Picture: Nine Network
Chloe refered to her mum Olivia as an "angel".
Chloe refered to her mum Olivia as an "angel". Picture: Nine Network

Chloe - who looks remarkably like her mum - broke down in tears as she talked about Olivia's annual Walk for Wellness cancer fundraising event.

Taking place in Melbourne each year, thousands of people take to the streets to raise money and awareness for survivors of and research into breast cancer.

It was a cause that was dear to Olivia, having battled the disease since 1992 when she was first diagnosed with primary breast cancer.

Although Chloe couldn't be there at the walk this year, she welled up having realised how many people came out in support of her late mum Olivia.

Talking to reporter Richard Wilkins on Australian network Nine, live from her home in Santa Barbara, Chloe said: "It's so beautiful to see how many people have come out in support of my mum."

"John [Easterling] and I are there in spirit. But we just needed to take some time to grieve" she continued.

Olivia Newton-John, Chloe Lattanzi - Window In The Wall

Hundreds of people walked throughout Melbourne's streets to raise funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre facility.

Chloe seemed incredibly grateful for the effort, and admitted the importance of the centre for her mother's treatment and how it gave her a sense of purpose.

"This was her heart. This was what she lived for" Chloe said about her mum.

"She saw the benefits of holistic treatments and acupuncture and music therapy."

After becoming visibly emotional discussing her mum, Chloe apologised during the interview and heaped praise on her mother for being an "angel."

She added: "She is an angel. She was absolutely magical. All she wanted to do was good in the world."

Before Chloe said goodbye to her mum, Olivia officiated her marriage to fiancé James Driscoll which revealed just how close they were.