Samuel Johnson has revealed the heartbreaking final moments he spent with his sister Connie before she passed away.
Appearing on The Project, Sam said they’d spent “half an hour laughing” before she “fell asleep and never woke up”.
The show’s co-host Carrie Bickmore, who lost her husband to brain cancer, appeared visibly moved by Sam’s devotion to Connie.
Hours earlier the 39-year-old actor farewelled his sister at a “beautiful” funeral service in Canberra, adding that it went exactly as Connie had planned.
“Seems weird to apply the word “perfect” to a funeral, but you know, it was perfect,” he said.
He told the show that he not only considers himself the “chief custodian” of Connie’s legacy to fight breast cancer, but also the “head of cancer vanquishment” in the country.
“I will accelerate the push for a cute… I’m not going to stop,” he said.
The Gold Logie winner revealed that it is only now, since his sister’s passing, that he is finally able to fully appreciate and understand the lessons she was trying to teach him.
“She was training her little brother to do her work when she was gone. I’m ready for that,” he said.
In honour of her memory Sam had created a range of socks, ‘Connie cotton socks and Sammy Seal’, which the public can buy to help raise money for cancer research.