Olivia Newton-John’s memorabilia will be on display during her State memorial service in Melbourne, while her family pay homage to the singer and actress.
The service will be held in Hamer Hall and will start at 4pm today, it will also be live-streamed on the Victorian Government’s website from 3:25pm for those who cannot attend in person.
Newton-John’s family and close friends will say speeches in her honour, with a few of her famous friends set to perform songs in her memory during the service.
Most of those attending the service will be members of the public who had to pre-book seats for the memorial service.
“I think it’ll be very emotional – but in a good way. I think it’ll be a celebration, not a commiseration,” Carolyn Laffan from the Australian Music Vault said.
“She has so much to celebrate.”
Memorabilia from Newton-John’s career and life will also be on display for those attending the event, including the dress she wore when she met Queen Elizabeth II, the original sheet music to her hit song I Honestly Love You, and her gold record she got for song Banks of the Ohio.
Newton-John moved to Melbourne from the United Kingdom at a young age and shot to fame as the iconic Sandy in the movie musical Grease.
She released 28 studio albums, six live albums, won four grammy awards and sold over 100 million records worldwide in her career, which spanned six decades.
She passed away on August 8, 2022 at age 73 following a 30-year battle with breast cancer.