Coleen Rooney’s 14 year old sister Rosie has died with her devastated family at her side
There’s sad news this morning as it’s been reported that Coleen Rooney’s 14 year old sister Rosie McLoughlin has died.
Rosie, who suffered from rare genetic disorder Rett Syndrome, passed away peacefully yesterday with her family at her bedside.
In a statement, Rosie’s family said, : “Sadly our special angel Rosie, our much-loved daughter and sister, went to Heaven at 2.50am at home, where she was surrounded by her loving family.
“Rosie was just 14 and fought a lifelong battle with Rett Syndrome.
“Throughout her life she brought so much love and happiness to all our family and everyone who knew and met her…
“She was such a strong little girl and an inspiration to us all.
“We shall cherish forever the memories we have shared and the love she showed us each and every day of her life.
“We are heartbroken but we are blessed to have had her in our lives.”
The family also thanked the dedicated staff at Alder Hey Hospital and Claire House Children’s Hospice, on Merseyside, where Rosie often received treatment.
And Coleen took to Twitter to say, “We are absolutely heartbroken to have lost our angel Rosie.
“So glad we ended our holiday short and were able to spend the last few days together.
“Sleep tight Rosie Mc x. We love you more than words can say x.”
The Sun’s medical expert, Dr Carol Cooper, said, “Coleen and her family did everything they could to give Rosie a happy life. They have been wonderful role models for any family.”
How desperately sad. Our thoughts are of course with the family.
Here’s a reminder of a recent interview with Coleen…