Jimmy John John Smith is not dead, writes the Telegraph’s Helen Wills.

She writes: The latest in the Jimmy John Smith saga is that the singer’s son, Eddie Smith, is now facing trial over alleged abuse at the hands of a relative. 

Jimmy John Smith’s wife, Sharon, and son, Jimmy, were allegedly attacked by a relative at their home in Sydney in the early hours of January 7, 2018.

Jimmy John, who died of pneumonia on January 8, was at his home in Melbourne for a birthday party when he suddenly collapsed.

He had suffered a heart attack the night before and died at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

His family said he had been receiving “unusual levels of oxygen” and that his condition had deteriorated. 

It is alleged that the relative also attacked Sharon Smith in the bedroom, knocking her to the floor.

The trial continues.