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Gary Barlow 'devastated' over stillborn baby

2012-08-07 08:14
Gary Barlow
London - Gary Barlow is "devastated" after his daughter was delivered stillborn.

The Take That frontman and his wife Dawn - who have children Daniel, 11, nine-year-old Emily and three-year-old Daisy together - have appealed for privacy as they focus on arranging a funeral for baby Poppy.

Gary, 41, said in a statement: "Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we've lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4th in London.

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"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 - who married Dawn in 2000, five years after they met when she was a dancer for Take That - announced he was to be a father again in February and revealed weeks later that Dawn was carrying a girl.

He recently spoke of how important being a parent is after he was crowned Celebrity Dad of the Year.

He said: "I've been waiting for it for a long time. My kids are really excited and I don't think they can quite believe it.

"Being a dad is a really important part of my life and it means a lot to have won this award."

Gary received an Order of the British Empire award at Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday celebration this year, and played a key part in organising a star-studded pop concert as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.

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