Niall Horan And Katie Price Offer Rio Ferdinand Their Condolences Following His Wife’s Tragic Death

Footballer Rio Ferdinand revealed this morning that his wife, Rebecca Ellison, had tragically passed away following a short battle with breast cancer aged just 34.

The 36-year-old posted a heartfelt message to his supporters, reading: “My soulmate slipped away last night. 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.”

As the devastating news spread, hoards of Rio’s dedicated friends took to their own social media pages to offer their condolences and share touching tributes to Rebecca, including the likes of One Direction’s Niall Horan and Katie Price.

Our thoughts are with Rio and his family at this incredibly difficult time.

Billy Hallowell

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