Taiwanese-British actor Rhydian Vaughan, 33, revealed the heartbreaking news that he and his wife Jessica Hong have lost their baby in an emotional message on social media yesterday (Aug 15).
"It was already 30 weeks when we found out about the tumour. The doctor told us that you had a kidney that was not developed. From the initial worry about the surgeries you will face after birth, to losing you completely... I am heartbroken," wrote Rhydian on Instagram.
“No words can describe the pain of losing a child, but I know you wouldn’t want me to lose hope in life because of this. I will continue to work hard at this. Thank you for your nine months of company. You let me know that I should cherish what I have even more, and at the same time I have experienced the fragility [of life]… Rest in peace, my child, I owe you one.”
He also encouraged those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic and hopes that the pain will fade away over time.
The sudden news triggered an outpouring of condolences from netizens and the couple's celebrity friends.
Tanya Chua, who had worked with Rhydian on her 'Romanticism' music video, wrote: “Sending love to you and your family. Big, big hug. Your baby is in good hands and will find his or her way back to you again”.