TV host and fitness guru dies aged 48 after battle with mystery health condition – as her brother insists she didn’t take her own life and pays tribute to the ‘orb of energy’
- Outpouring of tributes to television host/producer and health guru Kylie Jaye
- ‘KJ’ died on the Gold Coast after a long battle with a rare medical condition
- Brother insists Kylie didn’t take her own life and he led outpouring of tributes
Popular television presenter and health and fitness guru Kylie ‘KJ’ Jaye has died after a long hard-fought battle with a rare medical condition.
The Sydney-born star died on the Gold Coast from an undisclosed condition she was first diagnosed with almost two decades ago.
Her heartbroken brother led the outpouring tributes to the former Channel 10, E! Entertainment and Discovery Channel host.
‘Today I was told your light, the brightest of any I have had the pleasure to witness or be a part of has flickered out for the last time,’ Isaac Humphries wrote on Facebook.
‘I remember you as my big sister, my defender, as a Savvy and Sassy business savant, Aunty to my kids, but mostly I remember you as my friend. I wished I could have told you one last time how amazing you were, how much I loved you and how much you meant to me and my family. You will be missed so so much.’
Kylie Jaye (pictured recently) had died from an undisclosed condition at the the age of 48. She’s pictured in her final Instagram photo posted March 3
Mr Humphries insists his sister didn’t take her own life.
‘Details are still being confirmed at this stage… but I can categorically deny suicide,’ he told the Daily Telegraph.
‘Kylie Jaye was an orb of energy, you could tell when she entered a room and the room would then just seem dull when she left it.’
Renowned chef and Ms Jaye’s former partner Jason Roberts was among the many shattered friends to pay tribute.
Shattered friends and family have paid tribute to health guru and former television host Kylie Jaye (pictured)
‘We may not have made it to the altar KJ , …..we certainly had our fair share of ups and downs … but know this ! I thought you were one of the smartest woman I had ever met, you absolute worked your ass off , you were a connector and a community builder, you were so beautiful and so joyful ! I’m heartbroken that your gone,’ Mr Roberts’ gut-wrenching Instagram post read.
‘It is better to live for one day as a tiger than to live for a thousand years as a sheep.’
Ms Jaye was a health and lifestyle guru who used her own ‘self-Health’ mantra to manage her medical condition when she was diagnosed in 2002, determined to not to let it affect her busy life.
Ms Jaye’s career began with Channel 10 as a television host and went on to create and produce a series of lifestyle shows aired in 45 countries.
One of most popular shows Yoga TV was funded by sponsors which became a huge hit in Australia and 35 other countries, solidifying Ms Jaye’s entrepreneurial spirit and reputation as a lifestyle guru.
Kylie Jaye (pictured in 2005 promoting Pilates TV) used her ‘Self-Health’ mantra to manage her medical condition
She was also a NSW finalist in the 2002 Business Woman of the Year Awards.
Ms Jaye posted her final Instagram post on March 3.
‘Bali baby.. here I come,’ she wrote.
Ms Jaye is expected to be laid to rest early next week.