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15 Famous People Who Lost Their Babies at Birth

By Andrew Alpin, 25 April 2018


Losing a baby is tough on both parents. It can be traumatic and the experience may never be erased from memory. Even though it gets suppressed, the one child that never was lives on as an experience for all time. It’s not just average people who suffer miscarriages or stillbirths or even a child’s death due to various causes. Celebrities too have had the same misfortune. Here are 15 celebrities’ who have lost children.

1 Keanu Reeves

Jennifer Syme the girlfriend of Keanu Reeves gave birth to a stillborn baby in 1999 that they planned to name Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. But if this wasn’t tragic enough for Reeves, 18 months later, Syme also succumbed to injuries from a car accident. 

Keanu Reeves

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2Joseph Simmons

Joseph Simmons (AKA Rev Run) also was unfortunate to have a stillborn daughter Victoria Anne Simmons in 2006. His wife Justine was devastated but the couple pulled through and had issued this statement. "On September 26, 2006, Victoria Anne Simmons for some unknown reason chose to come early and unfortunately did not survive. We must accept whatever is there and once you accept unconditionally, then everything is beautiful. Every pain has a purifying effect." 

Joseph Simmons

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Yes! The late singer Prince and Mayte Garcia who was a backup singer had a son who suffered from Pfeiffer Syndrome. He was named Gregory and his condition resulted in a premature fusion of the bones of his skull. The couple lost him just one week after he was born on October 23, 1996. 

Prince and Mayte Garcia

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4Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was married to Late President John. F. Kennedy, They gave birth in 1956 to a stillborn that they had named Arabella. That wasn’t the only tragedy. In August 1963, the couple suffered the loss of a second child Patrick who died when he was two years old. It was three months before Kennedy was assassinated. 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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5Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal was compelled to have a caesarian section just 7 months into pregnancy in 1991. The baby a girl was a stillbirth. She went on to have three more children, her daughter Sarah in 1994, son Jackson in 1996 and another daughter Esme in 2007 from a surrogate mother. 

Katey Sagal

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