The Veronicas singers Jess and Lisa Origliasso have announced the news that their mum, Colleen, has passed away.
Sharing the news on social media earlier this morning, the sisters wrote that their mum, who was battling the rare neurological condition progressive supranuclear palsy, died by their side on Wednesday morning.
"Our angel mama and best friend Colleen Francis Origliasso ascended into the heavens on the beautiful afternoon of September 1st 2021," they wrote in a joint statement.
"The first day of Spring, her favourite time of year."
Jess and Lisa shared that Colleen spent her final weeks at home in their "loving arms and care".
"There has been no greater honour or blessing than having her as our mummy," they continued.
"She was the greatest connector of all things, had the biggest heart for community and charity, a lifelong supporter of the LGBT+ community, a passionate volunteer for animals and conservation, and she made everyone she met feel like family.
"And she loved music more than anything else.