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Gary Barlow thankful for support over stillborn daughter

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Gary Barlow has thanked fans for their messages of support about his stillborn daughter, saying he's found them "overwhelming".

The singer has tweeted: "Your kind words and lovely messages are overwhelming. Thank you."

On Monday (6 August) the 41-year-old announced his fourth child Poppy was delivered stillborn on 4 August.

The Take That singer issued a statement saying his wife Dawn and he were "devastated" by the news.


"Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we've lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on 4 August in London," he said.

"Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts."

Back in February, Barlow was one of three members of Take That to announce they and their wives were expecting a baby.

He made that announcement on Twitter. Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have been married since 2000.

The statement ended: "We'd ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected."

Fellow X factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and JLS were among the celebrities to tweet messages of condolence.

Gary Barlow's group Take That had been rumoured to be performing as part of the Olympic Games closing ceremony on Sunday.

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