Olivia Newton-John will be entitled to a state funeral in the country where she grew up, Australia.

The British-born star who died aged 73 on her California ranch on Monday will be celebrated for her "tremendous contributions" to the world.

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star's niece

, Tottie Goldsmith, has announced that Premier of Victoria, Australia, Daniel Andrews has officially offered the "honour" to the family.

She accepted.

“We will do this, not only on behalf of our family, but also on behalf of Australia who needs it.

She was so loved.

I think our country needs it, so we're going to accept it,” Tottie Goldsmith told

A Current Affair

reporter , ET Canada reports.

Olivia Newton-John Foundation

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, who battled two breast cancers, has also been a very active spokesperson in raising awareness about the disease and helping find solutions to bring comfort and comfort to the sick.

Not neglecting allopathic care, the singer also used alternative medicine, including “plant medicine”, including medical cannabis.

The Premier of the State of Victoria paid tribute to his dedication.

“She has used her cancer experience to save and change lives, and that is deeply impressive.

The research that is conducted there [at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre], the treatments, care, love and support that are at the heart of this place are a lasting legacy of who she was." Daniel Andrews told News.com.au.

The star's husband, John Easterling, also praised his wife's commitment in a press release: “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for more than 30 years by 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 plant medicine and cancer research.”

The family has requested that donations to their foundation be made in lieu of sending flowers.



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