Olivia Newton-John's final text message to Grease star

The actress who played the beloved Frenchy in Grease has opened up about the last text message she received from Australian icon Olivia Newton-John before she died aged 73.

Speaking on Good Morning America following the devastating news, Didi Conn, 71, said she had spoken to Olivia just a couple of weeks ago about her declining health.

"She told me that her health was, you know, she wasn't walking anymore and she had full-time care but her husband John and her daughter Chloe were there all the time, and she told me that they were just so hopelessly devoted," she said.

Olivia Newton-John and Didi Conn in a scene from Grease.
Olivia Newton-John and Didi Conn star in Grease. Source: Paramount

Didi also opened up to The Mirror about the last text message she had received from Olivia before her untimely death.

"Last time I was in contact with Olivia was by text and I said, 'I hope you know you're in my heart, always'. And she wrote back, 'And you are in mine'. That was our last message on July 5," she said.

"Olivia's death feels so personal to me and so many other people because she cared so much. Her heart was so big."


Inside Olivia's final days

Olivia died after a 30-year-long battle with cancer, with her niece revealing details about her final days.

Tottie Goldsmith broke down during an interview with A Current Affair after news Olivia died peacefully in her home in Southern California on Monday (local time).

Tottie revealed that Olivia's health began worsening in the week leading up to her death, adding it was "not a shock" to the family as she was "really skinny and unwell" in her final days.

Olivia Newton-John poses between John Easterling and Tottie Goldsmith.
John Easterling and Olivia Newton-John with Tottie Goldsmith. Source: Getty

"It's not a shock, we've known how sick she's been, especially in the last five days," Tottie told Tracy Grimshaw.

Speaking of her final goodbye to Olivia, the actress and singer shared, "I couldn't get to America in time and I wanted to say goodbye, so I asked [John] if he could hold the phone up to her ear, but he got me on FaceTime so I managed to see her."

Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter.

Or if you have a story idea, email us at