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Jo Ferguson’s mother Patricia says she’s ‘devastated’ by the death of her socialite daughter  

‘I was there when she came into the world and held her hand as her soul departed’: Jo Ferguson’s mother Patricia says she’s ‘devastated’ by the death of her socialite daughter

Jo Ferguson’s mother has revealed her heartbreak following the death of her socialite daughter from liver and kidney failure, last Wednesday.

Patricia Ferguson, who was at Jo’s hospital bedside when she died, said she had been left ‘devastated by her loss’.   

‘I was there when she came into the world and held her hand as her soul departed during the early hours of the pink supermoon,’ she told The Daily Telegraph, . 

Tragic: Jo Ferguson’s mother has revealed her heartbreak following the death of her daughter from liver and kidney failure, last Wednesday.

She added: ‘I am devastated by her loss and will always love my beautiful girl.’

Jo’s family is set to say farewell to the 46-year-old with a small funeral in Adelaide on Thursday. 

On Sunday, it was revealed Jo had reportedly made the decision to turn off the machines filtering her blood and keeping her alive last week, leading to her death days later.

Heartbreaking: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, Patricia said she had been left 'devastated by her loss'

Heartbreaking: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, Patricia said she had been left ‘devastated by her loss’

The celebrity stylist instructed doctors to turn the machines off rather than having to spend six months sober to qualify for a life-saving liver transplant, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

She is believed to have made the life-or-death decision while in hospital in Adelaide last Sunday. 

She died three days later on April 8, at the age of 46, following a four-year health battle.

'I was there when she came into the world and held her hand as her soul departed during the early hours of the pink supermoon,' her mother Patricia said

‘I was there when she came into the world and held her hand as her soul departed during the early hours of the pink supermoon,’ her mother Patricia said 

Jo, who was diagnosed with blood poisoning in late 2019, was placed on a life support machine in March, only to be discharged and then readmitted.   

Following her discharge from hospital last month, she wrote on Facebook: ‘After being placed on life support a week ago how the body reacts is amazing. 

‘Did someone say coronavirus? Wait until you are really sick to cry wolf.’  

Health battle: Jo was diagnosed with blood poisoning in late 2019, due to a complication from a blood transfusion following a near-fatal fall down the stairs in 2016. Pictured in January

Health battle: Jo was diagnosed with blood poisoning in late 2019, due to a complication from a blood transfusion following a near-fatal fall down the stairs in 2016. Pictured in January 

Jo told the Sydney Morning Herald in January that the blood poisoning was due to a complication from a blood transfusion, following a fall down the stairs in 2016.

‘They gave me B-positive and I am A-positive. I had 9.1 litres of poisonous blood drained from my body, I was close to death and said I had six months to live,’ she said. 

Jo’s health battle began in 2016 when she suffered the near-fatal fall, which saw her withdraw completely from the spotlight and led to years of complications.  

Farwell: The family is set to farewell the 46-year-old socialite with a small funeral in Adelaide on Thursday

Farwell: The family is set to farewell the 46-year-old socialite with a small funeral in Adelaide on Thursday

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