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

A close-up image of a woman's face partly obscured by her blonde hair

A close-up image of a woman's face partly obscured by her blonde hair

Former Australian Olympian Lisa Curry has spoken of the "unbearable" pain she feels following the death of her daughter, Jaimi Kenny, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Posting an old photo of himself and Jaimi together, the 26-year-old model hinted that like many siblings their relationship wasn't always smooth sailing. So painful. I can barely breathe.

Lisa Curry has paid tribute to her "beautiful and kind" daughter Jaimi, confirming that the 33-year-old passed away in hospital on Monday following a battle with a long-term illness.

Taking to Instagram, the 58-year-old shared a attractive photo of herself and Jaimi, along with a lengthy message, which began with "Our hearts are completely broken".

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

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

"We thank all the paramedics, support staff and the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to give us the extra time we were able to spend with Jaimi".

"It goes without saying that this is a very hard time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy".

"I may not have been the best brother to you all the time", Jett wrote on Instagram.

"I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears".

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"Rest in peace my lovely baby".

"I will miss you when I close my eyes".

"My heart is shattered into a million pieces right now - I can't fathom life without you".

"I will miss our long hugs and long chats".

Jaimi is survived by her parents as well as brother Jett and sister Morgan.

He said he loved his sister "unconditionally". I sit and just shake my head.

"You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi".

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.

The Courier-Mail understands Jaimi was quietly battling an eating disorder before her shock passing.

In an attempt to lift spirits, he added, "If we're in the Titanic, I've got my arms around you, I'll carry you, bro".

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