Gary Barlow and wife Dawn are mourning the loss of their daughter, Poppy
Gary Barlow and his wife, Dawn, have announced that they are grieving the loss of their baby daughter, who was delivered stillborn this weekend.
In a statement, Barlow said that their fourth child was stillborn on Saturday in London.
‘Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4th in London. Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts,’ he said.
‘We’d ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected.’
Gary, 41, had announced in February that his wife, Dawn, 42, was expecting another child. At the the time he wrote on his Twitter page: ‘My wife and I are expecting our 4th child #Anotherowngoal.’
His celebrity friends and colleagues have been sending theTake That star messages of support via the social media site.
Fellow X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos wrote: ‘My thoughts & prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and wife dawn tonight. Heartbreaking x.’
Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote: ‘Dearest Dawn & Gary, Madeleine & I are devastated about news of Poppy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. @GBarlowOfficial.’
And JLS, who found fame on X Factor, said: ‘We send our condolences to @GBarlowOfficial and his family during this tough time..our thoughts and prayers with you..Marv and the boys x.’