‘They were in love’: Tragic twist in death of Jaimi Kenny

Sep 19, 2020
Jaimi Kenny pictured with her then-boyfriend Lachy Crossley. Source: Jaimi Kenny/Facebook.

Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny’s daughter Jaimi Kenny, 33, sadly passed away on Monday. In a statement confirming Jaimi’s death this week, her family said she had “lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital”.

Now, it’s been revealed that the 33-year-old was left “heartbroken and traumatised” after the sudden death of her then-boyfriend Lachy Crossley in 2017, the Saturday Telegraph reports.

“They had plans to be together forever — they were certainly in love,” Lachy’s mother, Gail, told the Saturday Telegraph over the weekend, describing the couple as a “modern-day Romeo and Juliet”.

She continued: “They were a beautiful couple with beautiful souls. Lachy had an infectious laugh and Jaimi just beamed.”

Gail revealed that Jaimi had just moved in and they were living together when her son passed. The circumstances of his death were not revealed.

Jaimi’s death was confirmed by the family on Monday, in a statement penned by Jaimi’s father Grant. He wrote: “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.

“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself.”

Jaimi’s mum Lisa also paid tribute. The former Olympian, who shares three children with ex-husband Grant, penned the gut-wrenching post on Tuesday morning and described her first-born child as a “caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself”.

“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,” she wrote. “So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone. So painful. I can barely breathe.”

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Jaimi’s younger sister Morgan Gruell also took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to her late sister.

“It still doesn’t feel real that you are not here,” she wrote alongside a beautiful picture of the pair smiling at each other. “I am so grateful for the time that I had you as my big sister. I am grateful that Flynn got two and a half years with his Aunty. I am grateful for you doing my hair and letting me borrow your clothes. I am grateful for you.

“There is no one like you. I love you so much and will forever miss you. Rest now beautiful sister, you will never be forgotten.”

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