Former Arsenal footballer, Benik Afobe tragically lost his two-year-old daughter to illness. The striker, who currently plays for Championship club Bristol City on loan from Stoke, made the announcement on December first. His daughter Amora, wrote died on Friday evening after “unexpectedly developing a severe infection”.
The statement issued by his 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.”
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
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