Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John as they perform Summer Nights duet

Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John as they perform duet to Summer Nights after Australian icon loses her battle with cancer

Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia have paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John during a concert at Wembley Stadium in London.

The band’s frontman Chris Martin and singer Natalie performed an acoustic duet to Summer Nights, the iconic song from the 1978 rom-com musical Grease, alongside Jacob Collier.

Chris channelled his inner John Travolta for the performance, while Natalie sung the lines of Olivia’s character Sandy.

Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John as they performed a duet to Summer Nights after the Australian icon lost her battle with cancer

Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John as they performed a duet to Summer Nights after the Australian icon lost her battle with cancer

Following their performance, fans flocked to social media to praise Coldplay and Natalie on the ‘special’ tribute. 

‘If someone told me I would be singing along to summer nights with Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia at Wembley stadium, I would have never believed you. Such a special tribute and moment in honour of Olivia Newton-John,’ one person Tweeted.

‘Loved how Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia sang Summer Nights in honour of Olivia Newton-John,’ another said.

‘Coldplay was excellent tonight, on top form, but there was also a lovely little tribute to Olivia Newton-John featuring Natalie Imbruglia,’ a third agreed.

The band's frontman Chris Martin and singer Natalie performed an acoustic duet to Summer Nights, the iconic song from the 1978 rom-com musical Grease, alongside Jacob Collier

The band’s frontman Chris Martin and singer Natalie performed an acoustic duet to Summer Nights, the iconic song from the 1978 rom-com musical Grease, alongside Jacob Collier

Chris channelled his inner John Travolta for the performance, while Natalie sung the lines of Olivia's character Sandy

Chris channelled his inner John Travolta for the performance, while Natalie sung the lines of Olivia’s character Sandy

The Grease star died peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer.

Olivia’s husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.

‘Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.

‘We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.

‘Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years 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 researching plant medicine and cancer,’ he said.

The Grease star died peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer

The Grease star died peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a brave and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer

The actress famously beat breast cancer twice but was diagnosed again in 2017.

She spent the last few years at home, campaigning for animals’ rights and raising money for her charity online.

She also was a strong campaigner for the use of medical cannabis for treatment in Australia.

Newton-John’s niece Tottie Goldsmith has accepted an offer for a state memorial service on the family’s behalf.

A venue and date for the service have yet be announced, with further discussions under way between the family and the premier’s department.

Newton-John's niece Tottie Goldsmith accepted an offer for a state memorial service on the family's behalf

Newton-John’s niece Tottie Goldsmith accepted an offer for a state memorial service on the family’s behalf

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