The daughter of former Olympians Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, Jaimi Kenny, has died aged 33 after a battle with a long-term illness.
Her bereaved parents released a joint statement Monday night:
Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself.
Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child.
We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us all the extra time we were able to spend with her.
Ms Curry and Mr Kenny married in 1986, and Jaimi, their eldest child, was born in 1987. She was followed by brother Jett and sister Morgan.
Tributes have begun to flow on social media, with friends of Ms Curry mourning her “dearly loved” daughter.
“She was a beautiful soul and will never be forgotten. Her smile looked like it would light up any room she graced. Sending lots of love,” one woman wrote.
Another wrote: “Oh Lisa, words can not express of hearing the loss of your beautiful daughter Jaimi”.
“What a beautiful shining light she was. If I could reach through the computer right now I‘d gather you in my arms. I am so sorry for your terrible loss.”
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