'I can barely breathe': Lisa Curry's heartbreaking tribute to daughter Jaimi

Lawrence Kim
September 15, 2020

The Australian ironman, model and television personality - who is the son of former ironman Grant Kenny and Olympian Lisa Curry - broke his silence on Tuesday morning.

Hitting back at critics who love to snipe at her much-loved and ever-popular mum - who went on to become a highly successful weight-loss and fitness guru - Jaimi told the haters in no uncertain terms to back off and leave Lisa alone. I will miss our long hugs and long chats.

The 33-year-old died peacefully at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on Monday following a battle with a long-term illness.

"Rest in peace my attractive baby".

"Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself". I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad'.

Morgan is now pregnant with her second child, Lisa and Grant's second grandchild, and the former swimming champ, who has since married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone, shared the exciting news in May.

Lisa concluded: 'I just can't believe you're not here anymore. It doesn't seem real or right.

In a handsome gesture that highlighted Jaimi's loving heart, she penned a handwritten letter to Ms Osborn's grandmother describing all the wonderful things she admired about her and her husband. "Have a lovely day bubba - we all love you so much".

Grant shared the news of Jaimi's death on Monday night in a statement.

"Our hearts are broken and the pain is enormous but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child", he said.

"I remember my grandpa crying as he read it as Jaimi had such attractive words to say", she said.

Ms Curry also thanked paramedics and medical staff at the hospital for giving the family "extra time" with Jaimi.

'Our first born. Really. where have all those years gone!

Our thoughts go out to Lisa, Grant and the entire family during this hard time.

"You mean the world to me darling heart and I will love you forever and always".

Jaimi is survived by her Ironman father, former pro swimmer mother, brother Jett and sister Morgan.

The family did not specify the nature of Ms Kenny's illness.

In May the following year, Curry married Elvis Presley entertainer Mark Andrew Tabone at their Sunshine Coast home on the east coast of Australia.

In 2013, Grant, 57, welcomed a daughter named Trixie Belle with radio presenter Fifi Box, from whom he had split several months earlier.

She couldn't recall the exact words that were in Jaimi's letter, but she remembered them being from the heart.

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