Sydney nurse dies on Fiji honeymoon from mystery illness

Mrs Kelly's family managed to raise $14,300 for a medivac to help the woman but they arrived in the country an hour after she died

Kelly and Chase Clarke were honeymooning in Fiji when she was struck down by a mystery illness.

Ms Clarke was placed in an induced coma due to organ failure and septicaemia, with her sister starting a fundraiser to bring her home for emergency treatment.

"We will all miss her greatly".

He said they had travel insurance but were waiting on a forensic Police report to find out her cause of death.

According to 7 News, Kelly Clarke had been diagnosed with the auto-immune disease lupus, however it's not known if it is related to her sudden death.

Davies says they are greatly saddened by the news of Kelly's death and wish to express their honest sympathy to her husband, family and loved ones.

Kelly Clarke, 24, started to feel sick on Wednesday but dismissed it as a stomach bug and went to bed to sleep it off, her husband Chase Clarke told News Ltd.

Her husband Chase Clarke told Fairfax radio she was "outspoken, smart, courageous, and had the biggest heart".

Mrs Clarke grew up in Killarney Heights and worked for years at the Kirribilli Club where the couple celebrated their wedding in April.

The couple had plans to start a family within the next two years.

"I said stop and pushed everyone away and me and her mother just held her", he said.

"She loved kids and loved her work as a nurse and was getting great feedback from work".

"Kelly was bright, bubbly and over the top; she loved her makeup and always looked the part", Kirribilli Club duty manager Launa Harper said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has declined to discuss her case - but say it is providing consular assistance.

Fijian authorities will conduct an autopsy on Mrs Clarke's body, the findings of which will not be released until the examination is concluded.



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