Jaimi Kenny, the daughter of former Olympians Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, has died aged 33 after a battle with a long-term illness.
Mr Kenny, a champion Iron Man and kayaker, and Ms Curry, an elite swimmer, confirmed the news in a joint statement on Monday.
“It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm that 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,” the statement read.
“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.
“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.”
Ms Curry shared photos of Jaimi to her Instagram account to celebrate her 33rd birthday on June 25, showing the young woman as a baby and as a child with her younger siblings.
“Happy birthday to our beautiful Jaimi … 33 today!” she wrote.
“Our first born. Really … where have all those years gone!
“Have a lovely day bubba. We all love you so much.”
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.
The couple amicably split in 2009 and finalised their divorce in 2017.
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