The Manchester United
and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, announced on social
media Monday their
baby son has died.
Ronaldo and Georgina had taken to social media earlier to confirm they were going to become parents to twin babies.
Ronaldo said in his post on Monday that the birth of the baby girl has only given them the strength to deal with the pain of losing the boy.
Ronaldo is father to four other children, Cristiano Jr, Mateo, and daughters Eva and Alana.
Ronaldo and Rodriguez said, "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."
Football legend Ronaldo become the first player to score 15 goals in each of the llast 15 seasons in Europe's top5 leauges.
The 37-year-old had netted his 60th career hat-trick over the weekend when he helped United beat Norwich City.
Manchester United tweeted their support for the grieving football player: "Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time."
A tweet from the English Premier League reads: "The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the Premier League are with you and your family, Cristiano."