‘Love Island’s Malin Andersson reveals her ‘angel’ baby died just a month after premature birth
“Love Island” star Malin Andersson revealed that her daughter has passed away one month after her premature birth. Sadly, this comes a year after Andersson lost her mother to cancer.
Andersson took to Instagram on Wednesday with some heartbreaking news about her one-month-old daughter, Consy.
Alongside a photo of Consy hooked to several medical gadgets, the reality star wrote:
“Completely in love with you.. and my Mum just wanted you to be with her. Your time wasn’t ready yet. Mummy loves you. I stayed with you each day.. you opened your eyes one last time for me and I saw those beautiful big brown eyes. I’m so sorry I couldn’t do anymore. Go be with grandma Consy. My angel. Rest in peace CONSY GLORIA EMMA ANDERSSON-KEMP 23/12/18-22/01/19.”
The post was followed by an outpouring of condolences from fans and celebrities alike.
“I am so sorry; my heart aches for you. Stay strong,” wrote one follower on Instagram. Fellow “Love Island” star, Jess Hayes also commented on a Twitter version of the post:
“I’m so sorry for your loss Malin my heart is broken for you I can’t even begin to imagine what your going through sending love and prayers x.”
Omg Malin. My heart is broken for you. I’m so so so sorry. Sending prayers and love to you and your family. Stay strong ❤️— Lateysha Grace 🏴 (@LateyshaGrace) January 23, 2019
Andersson and her boyfriend, Tom Kemp, welcomed their late girl on the 23rd of December, 2018. While announcing her birth on New Year’s, they revealed that Consy arrived seven weeks early and was “being cared for at Great Ormond Street” due to “complications.”
"I’m not prepared to let her go.” ~ Malin Andersson
“She is so beautiful, we are totally in love with her and feel so blessed that she is here,” wrote the 26-year-old mom at the time.
In a heartbreaking follow-up post on January 9, Andersson said she did not want to let her daughter go.
“Baby Consy is still in intensive care, and fighting each day. This has been the most difficult time I have ever gone through,” she shared, alongside a photo of her hand holding her baby girl.
“I just want to hold her. It’s different to my mum last year. My mum was ready to go. My little girl isn’t. She has given me the ultimate purpose in my life and I’m not prepared to let her go.”
The reality star had named her daughter after her mom who passed away last year after battling breast cancer for the third time since 2001.
According to DailyMail.com, Andersson’s father also died from skin cancer after battling the disease twice.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Andersson, Kemp, and their families during this difficult time.