Country Singer Randy Rogers Opens Up About the Tragic Loss of His 6-Day-Old Daughter

Country star Randy Rogers has shared some heartbreaking news about his family this week, bravely sharing openly what many couples have suffered in silence. He and his wife Chelsea said goodbye to their newborn daughter just six days after she was born.

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The singer confirmed their loss on his Facebook page on Wednesday, June 10, saying that newborn Rumer Rain died of "natural causes," and "in her parents loving arms."

The Randy Rogers Band lead singer also talked to local radio station 93Q Country, and revealed that his baby daughter fought to survive the six days she was on earth, but ultimately succumbed to a very rare and undisclosed condition.

He told the station, "Rumer passed away last night ... She died after a weeklong battle with a very rare condition. She died in our arms and in no pain. She was absolutely beautiful in every way. Her brain however was very sick."

The couple, who married in 2013, also have another daughter, River Rose. Chelsea even named her New Braunfels, Texas, clothing boutique after her.

While they grieve this tremendous loss, the family asks that "individuals wishing to offer condolences make a donation to the children's charity of their choosing." They added to the message, "The family thanks you for your love and support."

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I can't even imagine what this family is going through right now, but even so, they promised to eventually share their story. Randy said on 93Q Country, "I'm sure you all have many questions and we have all the answers the doctors gave us. We can share the story with you ... It's quite an extraordinary one. A memorial will be planned soon. We love you."

Losing a child is one of those things that no one ever likes to talk about -- it's basically the worst thing that can happen. But it does happen, and I believe that it's important for people to share their stories. My heart goes out to this couple and every other parent who has ever lost a child. It's an awful thing, and the best thing we can do is remember that for a time, they were here, and they will impact our lives always.

Have experienced the loss of a child -- your own or someone you loved?

 

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