In Mourning: Olivia Newton-John Dead at 73
She was…a part of me, in a weird way.
“Olivvvvvvia,” my dad would tease with a grin.
There was a good part of my young life when the nickname stuck. I was just the right age — born in 1970, her rise to fame hit me at the perfect moment. I idolized her. I was mesmerized by her. I wanted to be…