Olivia Newton-John & # 39; s broken heart as her brother Hugh dies after & # 39; long-term decline & # 39;

& # 39; I will miss him terribly & # 39 ;: Heartbroken Olivia Newton-John reveals her brother Hugh died & # 39; after many years of decline & # 39;

Olivia Newton-John announced Friday that her brother, Melbourne-based physician Hugh Newton-John, died earlier this month.

The 70-year-old Grease star revealed the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post.

Although Hugh & # 39; s cause of death is not yet known, the Australian singer told her followers that he & # 39; many years of decay & # 39; had suffered.

& # 39; I will miss him terribly & # 39 ;: A heartbroken Olivia Newton-John revealed Friday that her brother Hugh & # 39; after many years of decline & # 39; had died. Pictured on September 16, 2018 in Melbourne

& # 39; I will miss him terribly & # 39 ;: A heartbroken Olivia Newton-John revealed Friday that her brother Hugh & # 39; after many years of decline & # 39; had died. Pictured on September 16, 2018 in Melbourne

Olivia shared a collage of Hugh's photos over the years, alongside an emotional caption that announced his death.

She wrote: & # 39; My dear, sweet, kind, smart brother Hugh died on May 7, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia after many years of decline.

& # 39; I love him so much and will miss him terribly. Love and light, Olivia. & # 39;

Tribute: The 70-year-old Grease star has shared a collage of Hugh's photos that he has taken over the years (above), alongside an emotional caption announcing his death

Tribute: The 70-year-old Grease star has shared a collage of Hugh's photos that he has taken over the years (above), alongside an emotional caption announcing his death

Tribute: The 70-year-old Grease star has shared a collage of Hugh's photos that he has taken over the years (above), alongside an emotional caption announcing his death

Olivia also shared a statement from various professors from the Burnet Institute, an Australian medical research institute.

& # 39; Unfortunately, Hugh Newton-John died recently after a long fight with weakness and decay, & # 39; the statement began.

& # 39; Hugh was a highly respected practitioner for infectious diseases at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital in Melbourne in the 70s and 80s, where his lively personality, keen intellect and amazing ability to revalue complex infectious diseases were highly regarded. & # 39;

The professors went to credit Hugh for his dedication in the field.

They continued: & # 39; The past few years have not been kind to Hugh, but although he is at peace now, his memory and legacy will live on among those who have worked and trained with him and the many patients who have benefited from his fantastic care. & # 39;

Fight against cancer: news about Hugh's death comes after it was revealed in September last year that Olivia is fighting cancer for the third time. Shown in January 2018

Fight against cancer: news about Hugh's death comes after it was revealed in September last year that Olivia is fighting cancer for the third time. Shown in January 2018

Fight against cancer: news about Hugh's death comes after it was revealed in September last year that Olivia is fighting cancer for the third time. Shown in January 2018

The news about Hugh's death comes after it was revealed in September last year that Olivia is fighting cancer for the third time.

The four-time Grammy winner was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, undergoes partial breast amputation and reconstruction.

Olivia fought cancer for the second time in 2013, but kept the disease private.

Health Issues: The four-time Grammy winner was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent partial breast amputation and reconstruction. Olivia fought cancer for the second time in 2013, but kept the disease private. Depicted in Los Angeles in August 2018

Health Issues: The four-time Grammy winner was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent partial breast amputation and reconstruction. Olivia fought cancer for the second time in 2013, but kept the disease private. Depicted in Los Angeles in August 2018

Health Issues: The four-time Grammy winner was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent partial breast amputation and reconstruction. Olivia fought cancer for the second time in 2013, but kept the disease private. Depicted in Los Angeles in August 2018

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