Former Emmerdale actress and wife of footballer Harry Kewell, Sheree Murphy, has said she is "so shocked and saddened" to hear of Rebecca Ellison's death.
So shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Rebecca Ferdinand.Lovely person loving mum taken far too soon.Love to @rioferdy5 & family
Presenter Christine Bleakley said she and her fiance Frank Lampard are "sending our love and prayers" to Rio Ferdinand and his family following the death of his wife Rebecca.
Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool have offered their support to QPR defender Rio Ferdinand after his wife died of cancer.
Queens Park Rangers players will wear black armbands today during their Premier League match against Liverpool following the death of Rio Ferdinand's wife.
Queen's Park Rangers has said the club's thoughts are with Rio Ferdinand and his family after his wife Rebecca died after a short battle with cancer.
National Apprentice Week, which started today, is designed to highlight the positive impact apprentices can have on individuals, on business and on the economy.
This is a fact not lost on Rio Ferdinand, who still remembers his early days as an apprentice at West Ham.
"Cleaning boots, cleaning the shower, cleaning the first team changing rooms, and getting a grilling from the senior players if you didn't clean the boots properly....
"It gives you a good grounding and it's a good place to start so you appreciate things a bit more when you do well and enjoy your career."
Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has been getting behind National Apprenticeship Week - which started today.
Manchester College has pledged to place 50 local young people into jobs in five days.
The first apprentice to take up a job is 18-year-old Rhys Owen, who is starting as a chef in Ferdinand's restaurant in Manchester Rosso.
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Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United. The deal will extend Ferdinand's time at Old Trafford into a 12th season.