Footballer Rio Ferdinand's wife dies

Footballer Rio Ferdinand's wife dies
Published: 2015 May 02 12:21:36 (7673 Views)
Rebecca Ellison, the wife of footballer Rio Ferdinand has died after a short battle with a cancer.

Ellison was married to the QPR defender since 2009, and they had three children together.

It is thought that she had been suffering from breast cancer.

In a statement released on the club's website, Ferdinand paid tribute to his 'wonderful wife', who died at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London last night.



'My soul mate slipped away last night', he wrote.

'She was a fantastic loving mother to our three beautiful children. She will be missed as a wife, sister, aunt, daughter and granddaughter. She will live on in our memory, as a guide and inspiration.

'Myself, my parents Janice and Julian, along with Rebecca's parents Lesley and Stephen, would like to thank our families, friends and my club colleagues who have rallied around in these desperate days, weeks and months.

'I would also like to express my gratitude for the dedication and expertise of the staff led by Professors Johnstone and Clarke at the Royal Marsden. Their valiant efforts to prolong Rebecca's all-too-short life will not be forgotten.

'Our grief, as a family, is total. We would appreciate being allowed to mourn privately.'



Source - Metro

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