There are plenty of things TV personality Leeza Gibbons has to cherish when it comes to Olivia Newton-John. For one, there are their shared values, which formed the basis of a 30-plus-year friendship between the stars. And there’s also one final text exchange, which, for Gibbons, exemplifies all that the late Grease actress was.
“Her last text to me was, ‘I’m grateful for all the love in my life. I’m such a lucky person,'” Gibbons, 65, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Olivia personified grace and goodness. No artifice, no affectation, just an authentic, beautiful and unending source of generosity and love. There will never be another like her — a true angel on Earth.”
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