Olivia Newton-John’s niece opened up about crucial details of the late actress’ death.
Totti Goldsmith revealed in an interview with Australia’s 9 Now News that Olivia’s death “was not a shock” for her family members because she “struggled with a lot of pain.”
“It wasn’t just the cancer that got her, it was other complications, being in a hospital and with a very susceptible immune system,” she explained. “She got secondary infections. She really went down in the past five, six days.”
Goldsmith added that the Grease star was in great pain because the cannabinoids she once took for relief were no longer doing the job.
The Melbourne resident further dished out she couldn't fly to America to see the actress on such short notice. However, she did manage to say her goodbyes via Facetime.
“I told her all the things I needed to say. She was leaving us … but I could feel like she got it,” Goldsmith said.
Olivia Newton-John lost her battle with breast cancer and died Monday at the age of 73.