Rio Ferdinand's Wife Dies Following Cancer Battle
Rebecca Ferdinand passes away at the age of just 35...
Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca Ellison has been claimed by cancer at the age of just 35.
The tragic news was made public in a statement on the website of footballer Rio's team, Queens Park Rangers, this morning.
The former England international, 36, said: "My soul mate slipped away last night. Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
"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."
He asked for privacy while his family mourns.
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