Gary Barlow 'devastated' over stillborn baby

2012-08-07 08:14
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.


  • michelle.e.magson - 2012-08-07 08:47

    How incredibly sad, it's a terrible thing to happen to anyone. RIP Poppy.

  • amanda.roos.319 - 2012-08-07 09:03

    So sad. God be with you all during this time. R I P Little Poppy. You are in God`s arms. : (

  • claire.ranwell - 2012-08-07 09:22

    so sad :(

  • landi.coetzee.5 - 2012-08-07 10:19

    what is wrong with you idiots giving thumbs down???? Holy crap guys, this man little girl was dead even before they met!! Have some respect!! Oh no wait, in this country we dont hav respect for any1 except 4 ourselves.. RIP baby Poppy.. Gary

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