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Police probe suicide at home of Olivia Newton-John

A CONTRACTOR employed by Olivia Newton-John and her husband is suspected of killing himself Monday, Jupiter Police said.

The man, 42, whose name has not been released, shot himself at the Jupiter Inlet Colony home owned by the singer/actress and her husband John Easterling, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The man is not related to the homeowners and does not live in the home, Pascarella said.

Jupiter Inlet Colony Police were called around 12:15 p.m. to 104 Lighthouse Drive, which is owned by the couple, according to Palm Beach County Property Appraiser records. They were not at the house Monday.

Although the death appears to be a suicide, Pascarella said police are treating it as a death investigation.

Contractors were doing work at the residence and one contractor was seen crying Monday afternoon.

The celebrity gossip site, GossipExtra, reported earlier this month that Rosie O'Donnell was under contract to buy the home.

Newton-John's sister Rona Newton-John died from brain cancer earlier this year.

The 64-year-old actress' older sibling passed away on May 24 in Los Angeles surrounded by her family and friends after losing her battle with the disease.

Poignantly, the date of Rona's death would have been May 25 in Australia - where the family lived after emigrating from the UK when Olivia was six - the same date as their mother Irene.

For help with emotional difficulties, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au

For help with depression, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or at www.beyondblue.org.au

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