Former Olympian Lisa Curry has shared heartbreaking news that her beloved mum had passed away aged 86.
The 59-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday night to share the sad update about Pat, two weeks after they were finally able to reunite.
“My heart is broken again. Our beautiful mum slipped away peacefully this morning,” Curry wrote in her heartfelt tribute, along with sharing a photo of her mum with a red rose and a teddy bear.
“My brother Scott travelled for 48 hrs from Berlin, my sister Melanie and I continually counting down the days, hours and minutes to mum until he arrived. She waited. We shared some last laughs, memories and lots of tears.”
The loss comes less than two years after Curry lost her daughter Jaimi, who died battling an eating disorder in 2020.
“Ma to Jaimi, Morgan, Jett and Bodhi; Mama to Flynn and Taj,” her tribute continued.
“My baby girl, and now my mum … 86 years, nearly 87 …
“I took this photo just yesterday … so beautiful and peaceful, I love this photo.
“Thank you for being a wonderful mother. Have a nice long sleep mum. We love you so much and we’ll all miss you.”
Curry previously shared a clip of herself in full PPE in mid-February, when she was able to visit her mum in her aged care facility after it was locked down for a month.
“Shout out to all the nurses and doctors, or anyone who has to wear this stuff every single day – I don’t know how you can do it, I can’t breathe!” she said in the video.
“Good on you. Thanks for looking after our elderly parents. Thanks.”
Her tribute to her mum was quickly flooded with supportive and kind messages from her followers and friends, including her I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! co-stars Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Tegan Martin.
“Sending you so much love beautiful. 💗,” Bassingthwaighte wrote.
“So sorry 😢 sending you lots of love jungle ma. 💗💗,” Martin commented.
“What a beautiful picture of your mum. She looks peaceful and content. I’m so sorry for all the sadness you have had to endure. Love to you and all your family xx 💗💗,” another follower shared.
“Sorry to see you’ve lost your mum Lisa. I lost mine 12 years ago,” a second person wrote.
“It’s so hard… there’s truly no one like your mum. Carry her in your heart 💗💗.”
Image: @lisacurry (Instagram)
This article first appeared on OverSixty.