Olivia Newton-John, who died on August 8, aged 73, with her former boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared while on a fishing trip in 2005. Photo: @my234Radio/Twitter
Olivia Newton-John, who died on August 8, aged 73, with her former boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared while on a fishing trip in 2005. Photo: @my234Radio/Twitter

The mystery that haunted Olivia Newton-John until the end: the Grease star’s boyfriend Patrick McDermott went missing at sea, but his strange disappearance prompted theories that he faked his death …

  • Star of the hit musical Grease alongside John Travolta, she also had four Grammys to her name – but her later life was dominated by her ex-partner’s mystery disappearance while on a fishing trip
  • She married her second husband, John Easterling, in 2008, but remained close to McDermott’s ex-wife Yvette Nipar and her son with McDermott, Chance

Olivia Newton-John, who died on August 8, aged 73, with her former boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared while on a fishing trip in 2005. Photo: @my234Radio/Twitter
Olivia Newton-John, who died on August 8, aged 73, with her former boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared while on a fishing trip in 2005. Photo: @my234Radio/Twitter
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