The Veronicas’ beloved mother Colleen Origliasso tragically passed away on Wednesday following a battle with progressive supranuclear palsy and lewy body dementia.
Lisa Origliasso posted a beautiful Instagram tribute to Colleen on Saturday, sharing a series of family photos with her, her mother and sister Jessica.
‘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 36-year-old singer wrote.
Heart-breaking: The Veronicas’ Lisa Origliasso posted a touching tribute to her mother Colleen and shared her final moments after she passed away following a devastating battle with Lewy Body dementia
‘The first day of Spring, her favourite time of year. 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,’ she said.
Lisa then went into detail about her late mother’s interests and causes she was enthusiastic about.
‘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.’
Memories: The singer shared a beautiful tribute to her mother on Instagram on Saturday with a series of family photos with her, her mother and sister Jessica
‘She spent her final weeks at home with us in our loving arms and care’: Lisa opened up about her Colleen’s final moments in the moving post
The popular music artist specially added that her mother ‘loved music more than anything else.’
‘Her strength and compassion was limitless. Her laugh was the most beautiful thing in the world,’ she continued.
‘We feel it very fitting that her last message we want to share with you all, was the word love.’
Lisa asked her followers to ‘turn up some KD LANG and dance’ in Colleen’s honour, before listing a series of organisations her mother was passionate about in case followers wanted to donate.
‘We feel it very fitting that her last message was the word love’: Lisa went into detail about her mother’s interests and causes she was enthusiastic about
‘SEND DOWN THE BIRDS YOU BRILLIANT WOMEN!! We’re going to party and drink tea and be super naughty in your honour everyday. I love you mummy,’ Lisa’s twin sister Jess wrote in the comments.
Colleen has been battling Lewy Body Dementia since 2018, but the Veronica’s have previously said she had been ‘misdiagnosed’ for the previous four years before that.
The pair had both put their music careers on hold at the time to help care for their mother.
Family: Colleen has been battling Lewy Body Dementia since 2018. Lisa and Jess had both put their music careers on hold at the time to help care for their mother
In a video for Carers Australia made last year, the sisters opened up about looking after their mother while she also battled with a rare neurological condition called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
‘Caring for mama is the most challenging thing we’ve ever had to do, but it’s definitely the most rewarding,’ Lisa said at the time.
The condition affected Colleen’s cognitive and motor function, which caused her to lose the ability to walk, talk, think and swallow.
Tragic: Colleen’s condition affected Colleen’s cognitive and motor function, which caused her to lose the ability to walk, talk, think and swallow. In a video to Carers Australia, Lisa and Jess said that looking after their mother was ‘challenging’ but ‘rewarding’
In an emotional interview with Brisbane’s B105 FM, Jess and Lisa previously said that Colleen was their ‘absolute hero’ and ‘best friend’.
‘We are in awe every day of this woman. Just our absolute hero, and to be able to care for her, give back to her even a tiny bit of the love she has thrown us throughout our lives is an absolute honour… but it is incredibly difficult work,’ they confessed.
‘It’s heartbreaking. You’re grieving. Your best friend, your mummy… and you know the statistics. There are 2.6 million unpaid carers in Australia and a lot of them don’t even realise they are carers.
‘We’re just here to say that if you are someone who is caring for a loved one – a friend or family member – that we see you and thank you for everything you’re doing.’
Emotional: ‘We are in awe every day of this woman. Just our absolute hero, and to be able to care for her, give back to her even a tiny bit of the love she has thrown us throughout our lives is an absolute honour,’ they confessed in a previous interview