Love Island Star Malin Andersson’s Baby Dies Just Four Weeks After Being Born
Love Island star Malin Andersson’s baby has tragically died just four weeks after being born.
Malin starred on the reality TV show in 2016 and gave birth to her daughter Consy on December 23, 2018, with partner Tom Kemp.
The baby girl was born seven weeks premature, and due to ‘complications’ was rushed to the intensive care unit at Great Ormand Street Hospital in London.
This morning (January 23), Malin took to Instagram to announce the devastating news of her daughter’s passing:
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 25-year-old had lost her father to skin cancer after he battled the disease twice, and in 2017, Malin’s mum passed away after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time.
Malin paid tribute to her mother by naming baby Consy after her.
The Love Island star announced the birth of her daughter on New Year’s Day, expressing the delight her and Tom felt at having had their child, as well as touching on the complications surrounding Consy’s birth.
Happy New Year..Tom and I are so happy to let you all know that our baby girl CONSY arrived in this world 23rd December 2018, seven weeks early.
She is so beautiful, we are totally in love with her and feel so blessed that she is here but unfortunately due to complications, she is currently being cared for at Great Ormond Street – we have received a number of messages over the past week and there has been a lot of speculation and so we wanted to share our news with you so you could hear from us first hand.
We are so thankful for the amazing care she is receiving here and promise to update you on her progress but for the time being we hope you can all respect our privacy. We can’t wait to share her with you all soon. Love, Ma & Tom x
Malin and Tom received many messages of support from concerned followers, and just over a week later, the 25-year-old shared another heartbreaking update, revealing she wasn’t even able to hold her baby.
She added, while her mother was ‘ready to go’, the newborn wasn’t, and she wasn’t ready to say goodbye to her daughter.
Malin posted a picture of her baby’s hand, along with the caption:
All your prayers, messages, healing.. it means the world to us. Baby Consy is still in intensive care, and fighting each day. This has been the most difficult time I have ever gone through.
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.
Our thoughts are with Malin, Tom and their families at this tragic time.
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