Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that his son has died.
The superstar footballer wrote in an Instagram statement shared on 18 April: “It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away.” The post was also signed by Ronaldo’s wife, Georgina Rodriguez.
The parents’ statement continued: “It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel.
“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
“We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support.”
The couple concluded their tragic post by asking fans for ‘privacy at this very difficult time’.
“Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you,” they wrote.
Ronaldo and Rodriguez announced in October that they were expecting twins. He is already father to four children, twins Eva Maria and Mateo, eldest son Cristiano Jr. and youngest Alana Martina.