Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes rocked by triple tragedy

Aussie music legend Jimmy Barnes has been rocked by a triple tragedy as he reveals two more people close to him have died just weeks after his sister.

The rock icon left a touching tribute to his mother-in-law Kusumphorn Visuthipol on Friday, before revealing more devastating news on Monday that a "dear friend" had also passed away.

Mourning his wife Jane's mother on Twitter, Jimmy wrote: "Our families' lives were all made richer because of this beautiful woman."

"[Jane's] mum Kusumphorn lived an incredible life and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. You will be missed every single day. Rest in Peace Yai."

Jimmy Barnes singing on stage.
Aussie icon Jimmy Barnes has been rocked by three deaths in just weeks. Source: Getty

Jimmy told fans on May 24 that two shows at Lizotte's in Newcastle would be cancelled due to a grave illness in the family.

"I was really looking forward to doing these gigs now that I've bounced back from Covid but Jane, myself and our kids now all need to be together elsewhere over the coming days as we all say an unexpected goodbye to someone we love," he said to fans.

After the passing of his mother-in-law, Jimmy then revealed his heart was broken yet again on Monday as he grieved the loss of friend Warren Costello, who co-founded Liberation Records, owned by the Mushroom Group, with Michael Gudinski, who died in his sleep in 2021.

"In a week when you think that nothing else could break your heart, we lost our dear friend Warren Costello," he wrote on social media.

"Together we've worked on records that changed my life. He was the other beating heart of Mushroom Group and he was by my side through thick and thin. I love you my friend RIP."

Rock legend mourns death of sister

The two tragedies come just weeks after Jimmy's sister Linda Barnes died on May 12.

Jimmy's brother John Swan shared the news on social media, saying she "fought so hard".

"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 a wheelchair but that never slowed her down. Warrior," he wrote.

Jimmy also paid tribute on social media, sharing a picture with his sister from when they were children.

"I remember when I was small and my big sister looked out for me. I love you Linda," he said.


In a post a few days later, the 66-year-old rocker thanked fans for sending their condolences.

"This week has been tough and overwhelming. Your support is appreciated," he wrote.

It has been a hard month for Jimmy, with the musician revealing after his sister's death he had also been struck down with Covid.

He posted updates for his fans during his isolation, sharing that he was "doing all right".

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