Take That star, Gary Barlow, has confirmed that his baby daughter has been born stillborn.
Gary Barlow's wife Dawn, was due to give birth in two weeks time. Gary released a statement saying, "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 on 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".
Dawn, 42, and Gary, 41 have three children already, and have been married for 12 years.
In June 2012, Gary was crowned Dad of the Year, and was delighted.
Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we've lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4th - Gary Barlow
"Being a dad is a really important part of my life and it means a lot to have won this award" Barlow said.
Gary Barlow is due to star alongside his Take That band mates, for the closing ceremony on Sunday of the Olympics. It is yet to be confirmed if he will cancel his appearance.
Celebrity friends of the couple have taken to twitter to send their condolences.
"My thoughts and prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and wife Dawn tonight. Heartbreaking x", Tulisa Contostavlos.
"Dearest Dawn and Gary, Madeleine and I are devastated about news of Poppy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family", Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The Direct2Mum team send out their thoughts and prayers to the Barlow family. Very sad news.
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