He tragically lost his sister Connie after she succumbed to her public battle against cancer.
And writing for Mamamia on Wednesday, Samuel Johnson has opened up about the moment he accidentally stumbled across a note from his late sibling two weeks after her death.
While the actor admitted he didn’t normally believe in ‘signs’, he recounted how he found a handwritten message from Connie just as he was trying to ‘take his mind off things’.
Message from beyond: Writing for Mamamia on Wednesday, Samuel Johnson (right) revealed he found a touching note from his late sister Connie (left) two weeks after her death
The Molly actor revealed that he was exhausted and decided to take a bath and relax with a book.
‘I had so many choices. So many books waiting for ‘when I find the time’ (cough), and I reach for Smarter, Faster, Better, I’m not sure why,’ Samuel wrote.
‘I open it to a message in my sister’s handwriting. Connie gave the book to me as a gift. She’d written me a message on the inside cover. It was the first book I reached for after she died.’
‘I open it to a message in my sister’s handwriting’: The actor he said he doesn’t believe in ‘signs’ but the note was in the first book he opened since Connie’s passing
‘We can do it! We will do it!’ In the note dated July 2016, Connie wrote that she hoped the message would help him through the ‘enormous transition’
The touching note was dated July 2016 but it was the first time Samuel had seen it.
‘Dear Sammy, This jumped off the shelf into my hands today,’ Connie wrote.
‘Hopefully it will help us get through the enormous transition our charity is undertaking this year. We can do it! We will do it!’
Tragic loss: The mother-of-two passed away on September 8 at the age of 40, after a prolonged battle with breast and liver cancer
The Gold Logie winner previously spoke to The Project about Connie’s final moments.
Samuel said the pair spent ‘half an hour laughing’ before she ‘fell asleep and never woke up.’
The mother-of-two passed away on September 8 at the age of 40, after a prolonged battle with breast and liver cancer.
Final moments: Samuel previously told The Project the pair spent ‘half an hour laughing’ before she ‘fell asleep and never woke up’