Olivia Newton-John announces her brother’s passing on social media

We seem to find out more news monitoring social media these days than we do monitoring news channels.

That is exactly how the announcement of the death of Olivia Newton-John’s brother, Hugh, was revealed on Thursday.

The actress wrote:

Years of Decline

What killed the actress’ brother, we still don’t know.

However, according to Newton-John’s post, her brother’s health had been declining for years.

Newton-John went on to describe her brother as a kind and generous man that was well-respected, admired, and loved by not only friends and family, but also by students and co-workers.

More Health Problems

Sadly, health problems were not limited to Hugh. The 70-year-old actress and singer revealed her own health challenges several months ago on social media.

Newton-John found out that she was beginning her third battle with cancer. This time doctors found a tumor at the base of her spine.

Her story is eerily reminiscent of Farrah Fawcett’s health crisis.

Fawcett had traveled to Germany for an experimental surgery to remove a tumor only to find out more tumors grew after the first one had been removed.

Fawcett used every treatment available to fight off death.

Newton-John is apparently going down a similar path. She announced she is not only using traditional medicine, but anything else she can get her hands on that has a remote chance of beating the disease.

Her first two battles were with breast cancer and a lump in her shoulder that was discovered when she was in a 2013 car accident.

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