Entertainment Celebrity Connie Johnson Melbourne memorial service to be live streamed
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Connie Johnson Melbourne memorial service to be live streamed

Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson receieved an Order of Australia while in her hospice bed. Photo: Facebook
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Breast cancer campaigner Connie Johnson will be remembered at a service in Melbourne next week.

The 40-year-old mother of two died on Friday following a long battle with the disease.

The memorial service will be held on September 23 and will be live-streamed via Connie’s Facebook page.

Her Gold Logie-winning brother, Samuel Johnson, last year quit acting to raise money for his sister’s Love Your Sister cancer charity.

Her campaign has so far raised millions of dollars for cancer research, with Mr Johnson pledging not to return to acting before it reaches $10 million.

In July, he said his sister was in palliative care after the cancer spread.

Johnson announced she died on Friday with a touching Facebook tribute.

I’m sad and sorry to be the one to tell you this, yet at the same time, as the Chief Custodian of my sister’s legacy, I also feel extremely grateful and proud,” he wrote.

“She went so richly, and with such grace. Trust me, she was genuinely cushioned by your love, till the end.

“I’m off to cuddle the fam and warmly embrace an exquisite whisky, in memory of my sister, who did so bloody well, from start to finish. Thanks for everything, Connie Cottonsocks. It was my pleasure to be your Sammy Seal.”

She died just a day after receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work on behalf of other cancer sufferers.