The Heartbreaking Death Of Cristiano Ronaldo's Newborn Son

Cristiano Ronaldo, who himself suffers from a heart condition, announced tragic news following the birth of his twins with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez (via the Manchester Evening News). In a tragic tweet, Ronaldo shared the heartbreaking passing of one of his newborn babies.

"It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel," he wrote. "Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support."

"We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you," Ronaldo's tweet continued. 

There are not many details about the tragic and untimely death of the soccer star's son at the time of writing, but it appears he passed away during childbirth. The couple is asking for privacy during their grieving process (via Sky News).

The tragic news has shocked the sports world

The sports community has gathered around Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, following the tragic loss of their newborn son (via the Daily Mail). Ronaldo, who plays for the English Premier League's Manchester United club, immediately received support from his team following the announcement.

In fact, Manchester United issued a statement that read, "Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time."

Other pop culture figures also joined in supporting Ronaldo, with controversial figure Piers Morgan issuing condolences. "Heartbreaking news. My deepest condolences to you and all your family," he said, per the Daily Mail.

According to Us Weekly, the couple announced they were expecting in October of last year, with confirmation that they were having twins coming in December. The couple shares a four-year-old daughter named Alana, and Ronaldo has three other children from previous relationships — Cristiano Jr. and twins Mateo and Eva. 

Details surrounding their newborn daughter are not known at the time of writing. No matter which nicknames fans know Ronaldo by, everyone is coming together to mourn with the soccer star and his family.