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    Rona Newton-John, Olivia's sister, dies of brain cancer

    Rona Newton-John, the older sister of Olivia Newton-John, has lost her battle with brain cancer.

    70-year old Rona was married to Grease star Jeff Conaway from 1980 to 1985. Jeff played Kenickie in Grease. He died in 2011. They have a son, racing car driver Emerson. After her marriage to Jeff she married Brian Goldsmith. Chantoozies star Tottie Goldsmith is her daughter.

    Rona’s condition turned bad in April causing her sister Olivia to cancel her upcoming dates in Las Vegas. “As a cancer ‘thriver’ myself, as many people are, I am very aware of the importance of love, support and family during this journey she is about to begin,” Olivia said in a statement last month.

    “I want to thank everyone in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time.”

    Rona had many acting roles including appearances on The Benny Hill Show and the British television series Gerry Anderson’s UFO.

    In 1972 Olivia and Rona recorded the duet together Just Us Two.

    Rona and Olivia’s grandfather is Max Born, the Nobel prize-winner.

    Rona was diagnosed with brain cancer in last month, April 2013.

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    I remember her well. I had no idea she was ill. RIP
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    I remember her in Sordid Lives. RIP

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    I had no idea that she was once married to Jeff Conaway. She was indeed lovely. Thanks for posting this.
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    That poor family! I feel so bad for them. Lots of cancer there. RIP Rona
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    I didn't know that Rona was married to Jeff Conaway. I remember her on "The Benny Hill Show," as the girl who "forgot her bloody lines!"
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    Wow, that was a quick outcome.....hopefully it was painless.....

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    And now Olivia's own breast cancer is back.It has spread , must be terrible to go through after her losing her sister to it .

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