Olivia Newton-John Could Lose $5 Million Home Sale After Contractor’s Suicide

Nathan Francis - Author

Aug. 19 2013, Updated 7:22 p.m. ET

Olivia Newton-John was all set to sell her Florida mansion, but after a contractor committed suicide by her pool the potential $5 million sale could now be in jeopardy..

The 42-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound in the Jupiter, Florida, home that Olivia shares with her husband John Easterling. Police said the victim wasn’t related to either Olivia or her husband, but was instead hired for some contract work on the home.

Reports said Olivia Newton-John was trying to sell the sprawling home, and Rosie O’Donnell had actually signed a purchase contract for the mansion.

So far Rosie has remained silent on the suicide.

“This is a terrible tragedy, and we’re not commenting at this time,” O’Donnell’s rep said of the death.

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But the suicide may actually give Rosie an out if she chooses not to buy the $5 million plus mansion. The suicide that took place by the home’s pool would give her a legal out.

“Buyers can walk away for just any reason during the inspection phase,” said Palm Beach Realtor Doug Rill, “whether there’s a suicide or a leaky roof.”

The 42-year-old who killed himself in Olivia Newton-John’s home has still not been publicly identified by authorities pending notification of his family. Police said Olivia and her husband were out of town when the incident took place.

After the incident, Rosie O’Donnell yet to give an indication whether she will continue the home purchase or not.

But whatever she chooses, it’s another bad sign for the opulent enclave of Jupiter, Florida. Golfer Tiger Woods just completed construction on a $60 million mansion there, but recently learned there may be a sinkhole underneath the home slowly sucking it into the ground.

Woods reportedly noticed cracking in his dining room, and a contractor discovered that there likely a sinkhole underneath that was sucking the doors and walls down unevenly.

If Olivia Newton-John fails to sell her mansion after the contractor’s suicide, at least Tiger Woods will have a famous neighbor to lend a hand when his mansion crumbles.


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