It’s a sad day for Australia. Iconic entertainer Jeanne Mitchell, better known as Jeanne or Jeannie Little, has sadly died at the age of 82.
The tragic news was confirmed by Jeanne’s daughter in a Facebook post on Saturday night.
“This is a huge shock – but I’m so grateful,” Jeanne’s daughter said. “Love you all my friends.”
Her daughter started the Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund to raise money for research.
“Mum always poured so much energy into supporting many, many charities for which she was awarded an Order of Australia,” she said at the time.
“She had huge compassion for people and was always trying to lift people’s spirits and inspire them to make a difference.
“I know she’d love this research fund and would be thrilled to know she’s still helping people even when she can’t get out there and do it herself.
“Can you imagine what she would be saying? It would be like ‘Daaarlings! You’ve just got to help! You’ve just got to!'”