The Veronicas' Lisa and Jessica Origliasso announce the devastating death of mother Colleen
The Veronicas' Lisa and Jessica Origliasso have shared their heartbreak as they announced the death of their mother Colleen following her battle with a rare neurological condition.
The Aussie pop duo posted a beautiful tribute on Instagram to their “angel mama and best friend”, who passed away on Wednesday.
“Our angel mama and best friend Colleen Francis Origliasso ascended into the heavens this past Wednesday, on the beautiful afternoon of September 1st 2021. The first day of Spring, her favourite time of year,” they wrote on Instagram.
“She spent her final weeks at home with us in our loving arms and care.
“There has been no greater honour or blessing than having her as our mummy.”
Colleen suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological condition that affected her cognitive and motor function.
She had also been battling Lewy body dementia since 2018, which had been “misdiagnosed” previous four years before that.
The sisters reflected on their mother's accomplishments, celebrating her “biggest heart” and life-long support for various causes.
“She was the greatest connector of all things, had the biggest heart for community & charity, a lifelong supporter of the arts, LGBT+ community, a passionate volunteer for animals and conservation, and she made everyone she met feel like family,” they said.
“And she loved music more than anything else.
“Her strength and compassion was limitless. Her laugh was the most beautiful thing in the world.
“We feel it very fitting that her last message we want to share with you all, was the word Love.
“Please turn up some KD LANG and have a dance in her honour.”
They then listed a series of organisations her mother was passionate about for followers who wanted to donate.
Jamie Durie, Tina Arena, Samantha Jade, Thelma Plum, Conrad Sewell, Cub Sport and Martha Kalifatidis were among the thousands of people showing their support for the twins.
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