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Olivia Newton-John’s funeral plans revealed: Family accept state memorial in Melbourne, Australia

Olivia Newton-John’s funeral plans revealed: Grieving family accept state memorial service after Grease star’s death

Australians will get a chance publicly mourn Olivia Newton-John, with the beloved entertainer’s family accepting an offer for a state memorial service.

Newton-John’s niece Tottie Goldsmith accepted the offer on the family’s behalf while speaking with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Thursday morning.

A venue and date for the service have yet be announced, with further discussions under way between the family and the premier’s department.

Australians will get a chance publicly mourn Olivia Newton-John, with the beloved entertainer’s family accepting an offer for a state memorial service

But Mr Andrews flagged the event will be more of a concert than a traditional funeral service.

“The family were quite touched at the prospect of Victorians being able to come together and celebrate Olivia’s life,” Mr Andrews said.

“As tough as this time is … it’s made a little easier by all the outpouring of grief and support, and the very fond memories people are sharing of such an amazing person.”

The actress, singer and activist was reportedly planning to write an introductory letter to new Victorian Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas, federal Health Minister Mark Butler and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to push for greater access to medicinal cannabis.

Ms Thomas said she had not received any correspondence from Newton-John but was aware of her passion to support people living in pain with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

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