Jaimi Kenny, the daughter of Queensland sporting greats Grant Kenny and Lisa Curry, has died at the age of 33.
Grant Kenny released a statement on Monday, saying Jaimi had “lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital this morning in the company of loving family” at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself,” Mr Kenny wrote in the statement.
“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 as the extra time we were able to spend with her.”
Ms Curry posted a photograph on her Instagram page to celebrate Jaimi’s 33rd birthday on June 25.
Mr Kenny did not reveal the nature of his daughter’s illness.
“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,” he said.
Mr Kenny and Ms Curry married in 1986 and had three children together.
Jaimi was their eldest, born in 1987.
Queensland’s famous sporting couple separated in 2009, before finalising their divorce in 2017.