Olivia Newton-John sold her assets before her death to ‘raise more money for charity’
News.com.au reports that in 2019, a year after the Fat star was last diagnosed with cancer, she began selling most of her real estate.
She listed her California ranch in Santa Claus ynez Valley for $7.7 million (USD $5.4 million or £4.4 million).
But in October 2021, Newton John transferred full ownership of her Santa Barbara estate to her husband, John Easterwhere she spent the last remaining days, according to the New York Post.
The source revealed to the outlet: “She was in a lot of pain, but she was a fighter.
“The place was his heaven on Earth and it gave him many soothing moments in his final days.”
Newton John also put his farm in Dalwood in the New South Wales countryside on the market, which sold for a staggering price USD $6.6 million (USD $4.6 or £3.8 million).
The New York Post reports that the “Let’s Get Physical” singer bought the land in the 1980s and renovated it in the 2000s.
According to realestate.com.au the plot is described as French style with four bedrooms, three main bathrooms and a room guest suite spread over 189 acres.
Jillian McGrath told The Daily Telegraph at the time of listing: ‘It’s hard to describe the serenity.
“And Olivia really wants someone who will love the property and continue her work, someone who will pick up where she left off.”
The property also borders the Victoria Park Nature Reserve, ensuring its tranquility and seclusion.
The New York Post says the sales helped the National Treasure invest more money in its foundations before he passed away.
The source said: “She wanted to leave behind something that would last and that her daughter could benefit from as well.”
The late actor founded the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in 2015. The institute currently has 140 ongoing research studies, with scientists involved in 200 ongoing trials.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Newton John said of the organization, “I’m so excited. It’s something that’s been in my heart and in my mind for many years.
“Being a cancer prosperous 28 years old and having undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, I always dreamed that we could find gentler ways to treat cancer.”