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Jimmy Barnes: Rock legend mourns death of sister Linda Barnes


Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes mourns the death of his older sister Linda Barnes.

Last Thursday, May 12, the day of his sister’s death, “Barney” appeared on social media with sincere honors.

And on Sunday, the 66-year-old rocker posted another photo – this time himself with a vase of flowers, thanking people for their sympathy.

“Thank you for all your condolences on the death of my beautiful sister Linda,” Barnes wrote.

Camera iconLinda Barnes. Credit: John the Swan/Facebook

“This week has been difficult and stressful.

“Your support is appreciated.”

According to Brother Barnes, Linda has been battling multiple sclerosis and has recently used a wheelchair.

Last Thursday, Swan reported that his sister had died.

“I must tell you with great sadness that my little sister Linda died this morning, she fought so hard,” Swan wrote.

On Friday, he posted another photo of Linda as she sang backing vocals with “Stevie Wright and Jimmy’s First Solo Band.”

Linda Barnes sings with Stevie Wright.
Camera iconLinda Barnes sings with Stevie Wright. Credit: John the Swan/Facebook

Barnes, once the wild man of the Australian rock scene in the years when he was the frontman of Cold Chisel, has changed in recent years.

He became a famous author after writing two famous memoirs.

His first book, Working Class Boy, was released in 2016, and two years later there was a sequel, Working Class Man.

In 2018, “The Boy from the Working Class” was turned into a documentary in which Barnes spent his sometimes traumatic childhood in Scotland and South Australia.

Then, in 2020, he released Killing Time – a collection of journalistic stories.

In 2007, he underwent open heart surgery.


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