Olivia Newton-John's sister Rona Newton-John dies of brain cancer
Rona was diagnosed just a few weeks ago, causing Olivia to postpone her Las Vegas show so the sisters could spend time together.
Olivia writes on Facebook:
My beautiful sister Rona sadly passed on May 24th in Los Angeles. It was May 25th in Australia - which was our mother Irene's birthday. Rona died of a very aggressive brain tumor and mercifully suffered no pain. She was surrounded by the love of her four children - Fiona, Brett,Tottie and Emerson and, her wonderful friends. I will miss her forever - my beautiful, smart, talented, funny, brave sister Rona.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the ONJCWC where a brain tumor wellness program will be started in her name. Thank you all for your kind words of love and support.
Love and light,
Newton-John also includes a link to the brain tumor wellness program, if you'd like to donate.