Cristiano Ronaldo and his wife Georgina Rodrguez announced the death of their newborn son on Monday.
Ronaldo’s wife Rodriguez gave birth to twins, but only their daughter survived, while their son’s cause of death remains unclear.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” said Ronaldo and Rodriguez in a joint statement on Instagram, adding that “It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.”
Ronaldo’s team Manchester United announced that he would not play against Liverpool on Tuesday while he and his family grieved.
“Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time,” said Manchester United.
The couple expressed their gratitude to medical personnel for their care and assistance, but noted that they are “devastated” and require solitude at this “very difficult time.”
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