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Gary Barlow "devastated" after daughter stillborn

posted 7 Aug 2012, 09:53 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 7 Aug 2012, 09:54 ]

Take That front man and "The X Factor" judge Gary Barlow says he's "devastated" after learning that his baby daughter was stillborn.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - FEBRUARY 20, 2008) (REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR) - British singer Gary Barlow said on Monday (August 6) that he and his wife were devastated by the loss their stillborn baby daughter.

"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," Barlow said in a statement.

The 41-year-old "The X Factor" UK judge married wife Dawn in 2000. The couple has three children: Daniel, 11, Emily, 10, and Daisy, 3.

In February this year Barlow announced on Twitter that they were expecting their fourth child.

Barlow, who rose to fame as the lead singer of 1990s British boy band Take That, has forged a successful solo career in music and television.

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