Olivia Newton-John reveals her brother died earlier this month ‘after years of decline’

Actress Olivia Newton-John revealed Friday that her brother, Hugh Newton-John, died on Could 7, 2019.

The 70-year-old “Grease” star introduced the information in a somber and reflective submit on social media. Hugh was an achieved, Melbourne-based infectious illness clinician at Fairfield Infectious Ailments hospital. The star didn’t give an actual reason behind dying, solely saying that it occurred after years of “decline.”

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“My expensive, candy, mild, intelligent, brother Hugh handed away Could 7, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia after a few years of decline,” the star wrote on Fb. “I really like him so and can miss him terribly. Love & gentle, Olivia.”

Along with a collage of photographs exhibiting Hugh all through his life, John shared what seems to be a full obituary submitted by his colleagues Lindsay Grayson, Anne Mijch, Jenny Hoy and Suzanne Crowe. In it, they listed his many accomplishments within the medical discipline in addition to his constructive qualities as an individual.

“Hugh was an innovator, an astute clinician and an exquisite trainer and mentor to generations of medical college students, residents and ID trainees,” the obituary reads partly. “Hugh was additionally a gifted musician and artist who shared his presents with many mates, colleagues and associates all through his complete life.”

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Olivia isn’t any stranger to sharing well being information on social media. Earlier this 12 months the star posted a video to Twitter after her group and members of the family spoke out about her ongoing battle with breast most cancers.

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“Blissful New 12 months, everybody! I simply wish to say the rumors of my dying have been significantly exaggerated, to cite a really well-known quote, and I’m doing nice and I wish to want all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that’s doable,” the “Grease” star stated in a Twitter video in January.

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