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Game Of Thrones star Thor Bjornsson has revealed his wife Kelsey Henson has had a late foetal loss, sharing the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post on Friday.
The actor, best known for his role as ‘The Mountain’ in the HBO series, shared that Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir was delivered at 21 and a half weeks.
Posting a snap of their daughter’s footprints, Thor captioned the post: ‘It is with great sorrow that we announce the birth of our daughter, Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir born Nov 8th at 21 1/2 weeks gestation.
‘After a noticeable decrease in movement we found out her heart had stopped beating.
‘Words cannot describe our pain of this loss or our happiness at being able to spend time with our daughter.
‘She is absolutely beautiful, with blonde lashes and brows and a little smile for mom and dad.
‘The love we feel for her is overwhelming. The grief we feel will be with us forever but so will the love. All of our hopes and dreams for her have been taken away from us but I know I will be with her again.
‘Her spirit lives on through us and her siblings. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time as we grieve this unbearable loss. Thank you all for any kind words and support.’
The NHS states: ‘A stillbirth is when a baby is born dead after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy. If the baby dies before 24 completed weeks, it’s known as a miscarriage or late foetal loss.’
Thor also shared a black and white image of himself and Kelsey at her hospital bed ahead of giving birth to their daughter.
Thor and Kelsey already share son Stormer, three, and it comes just weeks after they announced they were expecting their second child.
He captioned the post: ‘Life is precious and I couldn’t be happier to announce that our family is growing bigger.
‘Kelsey is 19 weeks pregnant with a healthy child who we cannot wait to meet! Ps @kelc33 doesn’t wanna know the gender this pregnancy so you all gotta wait just like me! ��❤️
‘Almost 13 minute long video up on YouTube where we speak about our journey and difficulties in getting pregnant.’
Björnsson and Henson married in October 2018 in the actor’s home country of Iceland.
Following the wedding, Björnsson shared a picture of himself and his new partner, writing: ‘It is with great pleasure that I now get to call Kelsey Morgan Henson my wife!’
As well as working as an actor and being best known for his role as Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane on Game of Thrones, Björnsson is also a professional strongman.
If you have been affected by this story, you can seek advice at www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk or www.tommys.org or by calling 01924 200 799.