Gary Barlow and wife Dawn grieving after the loss of their daughter Poppy

Gary Barlow and wife Dawn grieving after the loss of their daughter Poppy

Couple announced that their fourth child was delivered stillborn in a statement released today

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

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19:09 GMT, 6 August 2012

Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have announced the devastating news that their fourth child was delivered stillborn on Saturday.

'Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby,' their statement began.

'Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn
on August 4th in London. 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.'

Devastated: Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn announced the sad news that their daughter was delivered stillborn on Saturday

Devastated: Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn announced the sad news that their daughter was delivered stillborn on Saturday

The couple – who have been married for
12 years – revealed in April this year that they were excited to be
expecting another girl.

Gary and Dawn are no doubt spending
this difficult time with their three children, Daniel, 11, and daughters
Emily, nine, and Daisy, three.

Gary first announced the pregnancy via his Twitter page in February, and it is thought that Poppy was due some time this month.

'My wife and I are expecting our 4th child #Anotherowngoal,' he posted earlier this year.

Loving them with all their hearts: Gary, pictured here with his son Daniel last year, is spending time with his eldest and his two daughters Emily and Daisy

Loving them with all their hearts: Gary, pictured here with his son Daniel last year, is spending time with his eldest and his two daughters Emily and Daisy

As
congratulations from his 1.3 million followers flooded in, he tweeted:
'What a lovely bunch you are.Thank you for all your kind messages.We are
a very excited family.'

The tragic news comes less than two weeks after Gary's band mate, Mark Owen, welcomed his third child into the world with wife Emma.

The couple were spotted out and about with Fox India just 12 days after she was born.

'Respect our privacy': Dawn, pictured here with two of her children Daniel and Emily, is no doubt spending quality time with her close family

'Respect our privacy': Dawn, pictured here with two of her children Daniel and Emily, is no doubt spending quality time with her close family

The pair have no doubt sent their condolences to Gary and Dawn, along with his fellow Take That band mates, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange and Howard Donald.

Robbie and his wife Ayda are also expecting a child together after announcing the news in May this year.

Famous friends of the couple have taken
to Twitter to ensure that their thoughts are with Gary and his family at
this difficult time.

Gary's Take That band mates have no doubt sent their condolences to the singer

Gary's Take That band mates have no doubt sent their condolences to the singer

Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote: 'Dearest Dawn & Gary, Madeleine & I are devastated about news of Poppy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.'

Meanwhile, X Factor boyband JLS posted: 'We send our condolences to @GBarlowOfficial and his family during this tough time..our thoughts and prayers with you..Marv and the boys x'