Pop star Gary Barlow and his wife were tonight mourning the loss of their baby daughter.
In a statement issued through his agent, the couple said their baby, Poppy, was delivered stillborn in London on Saturday.
Barlow's wife Dawn was eight months pregnant. On July 5, Barlow tweeted that Poppy was due to be born in seven weeks' time.
Gary Barlow, who was crowned celebrity dad of the year in July, married Dawn Andrews in 2000. Poppy was their fourth child.
Two weeks ago he tweeted that the baby was "all good":
Musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tweeted his condolences:
Fellow X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos wrote:
And on the ITV News Facebook page, fans expressed their sympathy:
- Sylvia Simpson-Stead: Sooooo sad - love and thoughts with this wonderful family xxxx
- Wayne Dickinson: Such sad news so very sorry, my love and thoughts with you all!
- Tracy Taylor: so so sad to hear this.rest in peace little girl. my thoughts are with them at this very hard time. xxx
- Jayne Sherwood: Awful, awful news :-(