Take That singer Gary Barlow has confirmed that his fourth child with wife Dawn has died at birth.
In a statement, Gary Barlow, 41, said: “Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4 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 Barlow and his 42-year-old wife, a former dancer, have been married for 12 years and have three other children – Daniel, 11; Emily, 10; and Daisy, three.
As a member of Take That, Gary Barlow has been part of one of Britain’s most successful pop bands, and also recently organized the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.
Take That had been rumored to be taking part in the Olympic Games closing ceremony on Sunday.