‘I will love you forever’: Jett Kenny shares a heartbreaking tribute to his sister Jaimi Kenny – six days after her tragic death aged 33
Jett Kenny has shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sister Jaimi Kenny, who died on Monday at the age of 33 after secretly battling an eating disorder.
The model,26, shared a photo alongside his sister to Instagram and said he’ll ‘cherish the moments we had together greatly’.
‘You were there whenever I needed you, you taught me how to cook gourmet food like roast potatoes, chicken and salad, and tacos – the essentials in our household,’ he wrote.
‘I will love you forever’: Jett Kenny shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sister Jaimi Kenny – six days after her tragic death aged 33 on Sunday
‘You gave me a slight insight into fashion by dressing me in up in dresses and putting makeup on me when I was young. you’d sit behind me while I ate dinner and would pick at anything pimple looking on my back – even if it was just a mole,’ he added.
‘You were my second mother, you were my biggest sister, you were my friend, and you were a fighter until the very end,’ he continued.
Jett went on to say: ‘Jaimi, I will love you forever and you will always have a place in my heart. I will miss you dearly, but cherish the moments we had together greatly. I love you so much, and I will see you again at some point.’
He also thanked ‘everyone for your overwhelming love and support’.
Jett wrote: ‘You were my second mother, you were my biggest sister, you were my friend, and you were a fighter until the very end’
The Kenny-Curry family confirmed Jaimi’s death in a statement on Monday afternoon.
‘It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital this morning in the company of loving family,’ read the statement by Jaimi’s father, Grant.
‘Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself,’ it continued.
Jaimi (left), the eldest daughter of Aussie sporting power couple Grant Kenny (centre) and Lisa Curry (right), died at the age of 33 on Monday after battling an eating disorder. Pictured on the Sunshine Coast on April 3, 2008
‘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 the extra time we were able to spend with her.
‘It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy.’
While the family’s statement on Monday did not specify the nature of Jaimi’s illness, it’s understood she had long battled an eating disorder. Pictured: Lisa carrying Jaimi on her shoulders after winning gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand
While the family’s statement did not specify the exact nature of Jaimi’s illness, it’s understood she had long battled an eating disorder.
Her family had supported her through years of treatment at the End ED private clinic on the Sunshine Coast.
Jaimi is survived her her sister Morgan, brother Jett, mother Lisa, father Grant and half-sister Trixie.
For free and confidential support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorder concerns on 1800 ED HOPE
LISA CURRY’S DAUGHTER LONG BATTLED AN EATING DISORDER
Rest in peace: Jaimi Kenny is pictured with her mother, Lisa
By Josh Hanrahan
The daughter of Australian sporting greats Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny had long battled an eating disorder, with her family supporting her through years of treatment at a private clinic.
Jaimi Kenny passed away at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on Monday morning surrounded by her family, including both her Olympian mother and Ironman father.
The 33-year-old had been supported by her parents and siblings through many years of treatment at private clinic End ED, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Shattered staff at the clinic said they could not discuss Jaimi’s struggle, but told how she became part of the ‘family’ over the years.
Despite her struggles with weight, friends of Jaimi told how she always brought ‘light and laughter’ to the lives of those she around her.
Lisa Curry marked her daughter’s death with a tragic statement.
‘Our hearts are completely broken. Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side,’ Lisa wrote.
‘So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone… So painful. I can barely breathe.’