John Travolta pays tearful tribute to Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John at the Oscars

Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 9:45AM

John Travolta will forever remain hopelessly devoted to Dame Olivia Newton-John.

Taking to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to introduce the "In Memoriam" segment at the 2023 Oscars, the much-loved actor became visibly emotional as he told the crowd: "In this industry, we have the rare luxury of getting to do what we love for a living and, sometimes, getting to do it with people that we come to love."

He continued: "Since tonight is a celebration of the work and the accomplishments of our community in this past year, it is only fitting that we celebrate those we've lost who dedicated their lives to their craft."

Choking back tears, Travolta then gave a subtle nod to his late Grease co-star - who lost her decades-long battle with cancer in August at the age of 73 - by referencing her iconic song 'Hopelessly Devoted To You.'

"They've touched our hearts," the 69-year-old added. "They made us smile and became dear friends who we will always remain hoplessly devoted to."

Following Travolta's emotional speech, Lenny Kravitz then honoured the stars we've lost in the past year with an elegant, heartfelt rendition of 'Calling All Angels' from his 2004 album Baptism.

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