Carrie Ann Inaba Mourns Heartbreaking Loss of ‘True Angel’

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Carrie Ann Inaba posts touching tribute to dear friend.

Carrie Ann Inaba is mourning a sad loss and shared an emotional post about it on Instagram.

The longtime “Dancing With the Stars” judge was left heartbroken after hearing that Olivia Newton-John had died. The news was shared on Newton-John’s Instagram account on Monday, August 8, 2022.

The 73-year-old “Grease” star “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,” the caption of the Instagram post read in part.

Inaba took to her Instagram Stories to share some emotional posts. “We lost an [sic] true angel,” she captioned a photo of her and the actress, adding the broken heart emoji. “She was one of the kindest people I’ve met. Rest in peace @therealonj,” Inaba added.

Here’s what you need to know:

Inaba Met Newton-John in 2015

Inaba first met Newton-John in 2015 while working on DWTS. Inaba called the meeting a “highlight in my life.”

Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and again in 2013. Whilst in remission, she appeared on DWTS. However, two years after her appearance, doctors discovered that her cancer had metastasized and “spread to her bones,” according to People magazine.

Regardless of her ailments, Newton-John was kind-hearted and optimistic — something that stuck with the people who knew and loved her.

“I was so touched. She came to my trailer to talk and we instantly hit it off,” Inaba wr