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Olivia Newton-John's Home A Crime Scene After Contractor's Suicide

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    Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John (R) poses with co-star Jeff Conaway at the premiere for the re-release of their 1978 film "Grease," which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Hollywood March 15, 1998.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
August 20, 2013|12:17 pm

Olivia Newton-John and her husband John Easterling were out of town when a man committed suicide in their Florida home on Monday, Aug. 19.

Reports indicated that an unidentified man killed himself with a gun outside of the actress' Jupiter Inlet Colony house.

Jupiter Police Department spokesman Sgt. Scott Pascarella said that the victim is not related to Newton-John or her husband, and did not live in the residence, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Furthermore, Newton-John and Easterling had hired the suicide victim as a contractor, reported Us Weekly,

"The deceased is a 42-year-old white male, hired as a contractor by the residents… We'll be releasing his identity subsequent to the outcome of the autopsy," said Pascarella.

On Monday, police were called to the Newton-John home at around noon. Officials are handling the incident as a death investigation and had a medical examiner at the scene, but do not think that foul play was involved, according to Sky News.

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The property is up for sale, and contractors had reportedly been working on it before the incident.

Earlier this month, Rosie O'Donnell was under contract to buy the mansion for $5.6 million, according to Gossip Extra.

Other Jupiter, Fl. residents include Tiger Woods and Burt Reynolds.

Meanwhile, Newton-John is best known for her role in 1978's hit film "Grease" alongside John Travolta. Some of the singer's most popular songs include, "You're The One That I Want" and "Physical," to name a few.

The death of the Florida man at Newton-John's home on Monday is not the only tragedy she 64-year-old has faced in recent years.

In 1992, Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer, but after a partial mastectomy, the actress recovered and has been cancer-free for more than a decade.

Moreover, in 2005, Newton-John's boyfriend at the time Patrick McDermott went missing while on a fishing trip. The actress, who was in Australia at the time of McDermott's disappearance, was never a suspect and refused to comment, according to the Mirror U.K.

Then, back in May, Newton-John's sister Rona succumbed to brain cancer.

 

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