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Gary Barlow, Wife Dawn 'Devastated' After Daughter Is Stillborn

U.K. 'X Factor' judge asks for privacy during 'painful time'

August 7, 2012 9:30 AM ET
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Gary Barlow
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British singer-songwriter and X Factor U.K. judge Gary Barlow and his wife, Dawn, are "devastated" following the stillborn birth of their baby daughter, Reuters reports.

"Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4th in London," Barlow said in a statement. "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." 

The couple had announced earlier this year that they were expecting their fourth child. The Barlows, who married in 2000, have three children: Daniel, 11; Emily, 10; and Daisy, who is three. 

Recently, Barlow – whose music career took off in the Nineties when he was the lead singer of the popular boy band Take That helped organize a concert as part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration in June, when he and English pop singer Cheryl Cole performed a duet of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now." Barlow also received an Order of the British Empire award during the Diamond Jubilee festivities.

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