Gary Barlow and wife Dawn announce tragic news that daughter Poppy was stillborn
Tuesday 07 August 2012
A devestated Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have announced the devastating news that their fourth child was delivered stillborn on Saturday.
The couple broke the news in a heartbreaking statement yesterday as they revealed that they are now planning a 'beautiful funeral' for their daughter Poppy.
'Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby' began the grief-stricken father.
'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. We’d ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected.'
Gary first announced the news that he and his wife Dawn, who have been married for 12 years, were expecting via Twitter in April.
“'My wife and I are expecting our 4th child #Anotherowngoal” he tweeted.
The tragic news comes just 2 weeks after Gary's band mate Mark Owen welcomed his third child, Fox India with wife Emma. Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda are also expecting a child together after announcing the news in May this year.
The couple have three other children, Daniel, 11, and daughters Emily, nine, and Daisy, three.
Gary’s fellow X factor judge Tulisa tweeted her condolences, along with Amanda Holden who said, “My heart and love goes out to Gary and his family.”
We hope during this hard time, the couple will find comfort in the support of their friends and fans.