By George Stephens • 01 December 2019 • 14:16
Footballer Benik Afobe has announced his two-year-old daughter has died after “unexpectedly developing a severe infection”.
The classy striker, who currently plays for Championship club Bristol City on loan from Stoke, confirmed his daughter Amora passed away on Friday evening after suffering “a number of serious complications”.
A statement issued by the player’s family said: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Afobe family have today confirmed the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, 2, passed away late on Friday evening, Amora was taken to hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a severe infection. Unfortunately she then suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything they possibly could, Amora passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side.The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken, and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time.”
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