A never before seen interview of Olivia Newton-John before her tragic death has aired on TV.

The Grease star lost her battle with breast cancer on August 8 when she passed away peacefully at the age of 73.

Olivia appeared in a special interview on Spotlight: Olivia – A Magical Life where she explained what she wanted to happen when she died.

The beloved singer said she wanted her ashes to be scattered in Byron Bay, California and “in other places I love”.

Olivia’s late mother and sister also had their ashes scattered in the popular holiday destination.

“I don’t think I’ve really thought about it that deeply. We all should,” Olivia said in the interview.

“But I’d like to be with them, I’d like to be with them … that would be nice.”

The news of Olivia’s passing was announced by her husband John Easterling on Instagram via his late wife’s account, and included an appeal to continue her good works in the field of cancer research:

“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” he wrote.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

“Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation.”

Her daughter Chloe also shared a series of heartwarming photos upon the news breaking as celebrities and fans alike offered their condolences.

The family have also accepted a state funeral from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

Image: Seven

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