Barlow thanks fans for support

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London - Gary Barlow has thanked fans for their "lovely messages" of support following the loss of his fourth child.

The Take That star and his wife Dawn are devastated with grief after Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on Saturday (04.08.12), and Gary has now gone onto twitter to relay his thanks to those who have helped him deal with the tragedy.

He wrote this morning (08.08.12): "Your kind words and lovely messages are overwhelming. thank you (sic)."

Meanwhile, a fan of the 41-year-old singer has started a memorial fund in response to the tragic birth. Michelle Pierce launched the page on behalf of Fans of Gary Barlow United, and she hopes to raise £100,000 for stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands.

She wrote on the site: "As fans and many of us as parents we all want to show love and support to the Barlow family. Here we can make a difference, and leave united messages of love and support. This is a united donation from all Gary Barlow and TT fans."

So far, nearly 300 donations have been made totalling more than £2,000. - Bang Showbiz

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