10 March 2016
Australian singer and actor Jon English has died after suffering an aortic aneurysm following a small operation, just days after a friend described him as itching to get back on stage. He was just 66.
The English-born rock star reportedly died surrounded by family, including his four children Jessamin, Josephine, Jonnie and Julian.
According to former manager of 20 years Peter Rix, English was in hospital in Newcastle, NSW, suffering from broken ribs, but doctors discovered another issue during surgery with his aortic valve.
“A lot of bleeding was involved and unfortunately they were unable to stem the flow, that was the morning report I received,” Rix told ABC Radio.
The exact cause of death has been reported as an aortic aneurysm – a swelling in the wall of the large blood vessel that carries oxygen to the heart.