‘Anyone who knows us understands how much we loved each other’: Record-breaking sailor Jessica Watson announces the shocking death of her longtime partner Cameron Dale at age 29
Jessica Watson has announced the sudden passing of her longtime partner, Cameron Dale.
In an emotionally charged Instagram post on Wednesday, the 28-year-old sailor expressed her “indescribable grief” after the devastating loss.
“On Monday, August 30, 2021, we lost our Cam – my long-standing partner in every aspect of life and the planned future,” she began.
Tragic Love: Jessica Watson has announced the sudden death of her longtime partner, Cameron Dale
Cam passed away peacefully almost six weeks after a catastrophic stroke. We will be forever grateful for the dedicated care he received at Gold Coast University Hospital.
“Cam and I have been inseparable since 2011. Our shared world revolved around messing around on boats. It’s impossible to describe what Cam means to me – anyone who knows us understands how much we just loved each other.’
Jessica paid a moving tribute to the man she believes has shaped her into the person she is today.
RIP: In an emotionally charged Instagram post on Wednesday, the 28-year-old sailor expressed her “indescribable grief” after the devastating loss
“Even as I experience indescribable sadness, I am so grateful for the family, friends and communities that Cam has given me and the person I have become with him,” she wrote.
“I draw enormous strength from the fact that I have been loved so devotedly. The many years of fond memories offer enormous comfort.’
She concluded, “Being Cam’s “Jess” is the role I’m most proud of. Cameron Dale 21.12.1991 – 30.08.2021′.
“On Monday, August 30, 2021, we lost our Cam – my long-term partner in every aspect of life and the planned future,” she began
In August 2012, it was revealed that Jessica was dating Cameron after they struck up a friendship through their shared love of sailing.
Jessica rose to fame after trying to solo around the world at the age of 16.
She departed Sydney on October 18, 2009 and returned seven months later on May 15, 2010, just three days before his 17th birthday.
Following her journey, she was named Young Australian of the Year in 2011, before receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012.
More to come.