Samuel Johnson has posted a moving and emotional tribute to his sister Connie, announcing that her long battle with terminal cancer was reaching the end.
Penning a message on his charity page Love Your Sister yesterday, Samuel thanked his sister for being such an important part of his life.
'Thanks for teaching me that now can still be awesome, even when you've so nearly run out of now and have no more real awesome left,' the Aussie actor wrote.
'I wish I could soften your pain, or lessen your fear or give you something tangible, but tangible clearly isn't in season.
'I'm proud to walk you to the hardest part of the road. The end.
'The only part of the road in your life that must sadly be travelled alone.
'Chin up please, amidst the growing dark my girl. Shoulders back. Stand tall through that savage march, stand big and tall, dear sister, for you have lived a life to be proud of.
'You've loved well, and you've been loved well which is all that really matters in the end, I suspect,' he said.
Connie, a mother-of-two has terminal, late-stage breast cancer and recently decided to end all treatment after battling with various forms of the disease on and off since she was 11 years old.
The 40-year-old Canberra native suffered bone cancer at age 11, a tumour in her womb at 22 and was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago.
Last month, in what she called her last fundraiser, Connie managed to add another two million dollars to the cancer research project, through a call for five cent coins that her supporters turned into a gigantic heart.
Finishing his post, Samuel wrote:
I won't finish with I love you, though of course I do. I'll finish with a simply thanks.
'Thanks for holding my hand along the way. It's been a stunning f***ing ride. I want another turn, for we've spent our lives taking turns, but cancer is greedier and stronger than us. For now.
'So Little Miss Connie Cottonsocks, I shall now again and proudly declare myself, very truly yours.
'Your ever grotty and very sad little brother, Sammy Seal.'
You can read Samuel's full post below: