Gary Barlow is ''devastated'' after his daughter Poppy was delivered stillborn on Saturday (06.08.12) and has appealed for privacy for his family.
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 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.
''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.''