Lisa Curry reveals daughter's devastating question before tragic death

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Former Olympian Lisa Curry has revealed the devastating question her daughter asked before her tragic death.

Jaimi Kenny died aged 33 in June 2020 after a years-long battle with eating disorders and alcoholism.

Opening up to Mia Freedman's No Filter podcast, Lisa revealed the heartbreaking question her daughter had asked her over and over.

"Jaimi kept saying, 'Mum, I just want to know why I'm like this. What happened to me," the 59-year-old mum told the podcast.

"I'd say, 'I don't know. I don't know what happened to you. You were a happy child. I can't think of anything."

Jaimi Kenny and Lisa Curry.
Lisa Curry (right) has opened up about her daughter Jaimi's death. Source: ABC

Lisa described her daughter's addiction as a "beast" that took over her body.

"And it's horrible. It's horrible to see and feel," she added.

Speaking to ABC's Australian Story last week, Lisa – who shares her three children with former husband Grant Kenny – said she is still trying to process her grief and has been in a constant state of mourning ever since losing her firstborn.

"Jaimi was only 33, she had a whole life to live," Lisa told the cameras as she began wiping away tears.

"I haven't been able to talk about it because you can see what it does to me.

Lisa Curry speaks to Australian Story.
Lisa Curry wipes away tears as she talking about how Jaimi's death impacted her. Source: ABC

"All I've done for two years is sit and cry and eat... you know I feel like s**t.

"If it's any consolation, Grant and I were able to be with her when she took her last breath.

"We were there when she took her first breath and we were there when she took her last."


Lisa said she hoped she could help someone else by speaking about her daughter's demons.

"I'm still in a state where I'm still trying to work it out, because if I can help someone else," she said.

"Here's something that I've learnt, it might help another family. But I don't know... I can't seem to do it. It's annoying. If I knew the answers I'd be shouting them to the world.

"I just don't feel like the same person anymore. It's like your soul has changed," she said.

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