Jimmy Barnes has announced that his beloved sister, Linda, has passed away.

The legendary singer confirmed the news online, while also thanking fans for their love and support during the difficult family time.

“Thank you for all your messages of condolence for my beautiful sister Linda’s passing,” he said.

“This week has been tough and overwhelming. Your support is appreciated.”

While Linda’s cause of death has not been publicly revealed, Jimmy’s older rockstar brother John Swan – better known as Swanee – announced her passing on Facebook last week and said she had Multiple Sclerosis.

“It is with great sadness I have to tell you,” John’s post, which featured a photo of Linda smiling, began. “My little sister Linda passed away this morning, she fought so hard. God I love her to Kim, James, Katie, and Ali you guys rest in the knowledge she is at peace ❤️🙏”.

John shared a black-and-white photo of Linda on stage with a microphone in her hand, saying he wanted to “refresh memories” of his late sister.

“This is Linda when she did backing vocals with Stevie Wright and Jimmy’s first solo band. First song I ever sung was with her as a duet theres a hole in the bucket dear Liza.”

“She was such a champion she knew long ago and only told us recently she was sick. Saying that she had MS and was in wheelchair but that never slowed her down. Warrior.”

Image credits: Getty Images / Facebook

This article first appeared on OverSixty.