Olivia Newton-John's Jupiter Inlet Colony, Fla., home was the scene of an alleged suicide Monday. Authorities confirm a 42-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a South Florida home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband. Jupiter police Sgt. Scott Pascarella said Monday that the unidentified victim is not a resident of the home nor a relative of the Newton-John or her husband John Easterling, according to the Palm Beach Post on Aug. 19. While initially deemed a suicide, Pascarella said police are treating it as a "death investigation".
Jupiter Inlet Colony police were called to the 64-year-old actress-singer's Lighthouse Drive home at about 12:15 p.m.. Olivia Newton-John and her husband were not at the house Monday at the time of the tragedy.
According to Sgt. Pascarella, the case is being classified as a death investigation. However, he would not say whether foul play was involved, according to Fox News.
The 42-year-old victim was described as a contractor employed by Newton-John and her husband. Contractors were doing work at the residence Monday, and one contractor was seen crying Monday afternoon.
Newton-John's perhaps best known role is that of Sandy in the musical film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Grease", in which she co-starred with John Travolta back in 1978.
Newton-John has been a long-time environmental and animal rights activist. She survived breast cancer in back in 1992. She's unfortunately been no stranger to controversial headlines.
In 2005, her former boyfriend Patrick McDermott allegedly faked his death after falling overboard from a fishing vessel off the California coast.
He was later found alive, living in Mexico in 2010, according to the Daily News.