James Driskill is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2nd degree Balck belt holder who is also best known for being the husband of Chloe Lattanzi, an American singer and actress. Chloe, born in LA to actress and singer Olivia Newton-John and actor Matt Lattanzi portrayed Chrissy in a Melbourne stage production of the 1960s musical Hair. On 8 August 2022, Newton-John died from breast cancer at her home in California, aged 73.
James Driskill Career
According to his biography, Driskill started training in 2003 at the Rickson Gracie Academy in Los Angeles. In 2016, he moved from Los Angeles to Portland and was drawn to Impact because of the friendly environment and strong leadership by the Impact coaches.
Driskill has also trained extensively in freestyle wrestling, judo, and Dutch kickboxing. Michael Chapman awarded him his 2nd-degree black belt in 2018. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward.
What has James Driskill said about Olivia Newton-John’s Death?
Driskill has shared a heartfelt tribute to his mother’s law death. In the tribute, he wrote, “I am so lucky and grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from such an amazing woman. You led an extraordinary life and touched so many. You taught me about grace and gratitude, love and light. You were always so generous and kind, and I’m filled with joy thinking about spending the rest of my life with your beautiful daughter, who teaches me daily how to be a more compassionate and forgiving man. Goodbye, mama. I love you. I’ll take care of our weasel.”
On the other hand, Chloe wrote, “Dearest Chloe- my deepest, most sorrow-filled condolences to you at this heartbreaking time. You are loved. She was so proud of you!!! Xoxo.”
On 8 August 2022, Newton-John died from breast cancer at her home in California, aged 73.
So sad to hear this news. Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully this morning at her ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends. She was 73 years old.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote. In addition to her incredible singing and acting career, Olivia Newton-John spent the majority of the latter half of her career as an advocate for cancer patients and survivors.”