Rio Ferdinand mourns the death of his 'devoted' mother

Rio Ferdinand mourns the death of his 'devoted' mother

- Rio Ferdinand has lost his mother who died after losing her battle to cancer

- The Manchester United legend's wife also died from breast cancer in 2015

- The footballer and his brother Anton, release statement, over mother's death

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdianand has lost his mother to the cold hands of death just two years after the loss of his wife.

The former footballer's wife Rebecca, died in 2015 from cancer and his mother died from the same disease.

Rio and his footballer brother Anton Ferdinand released a statement on behalf of the family in which they said they were left 'heartbroken' after their 'devoted' mother passed away following a battle with cancer.

Rio Ferdinand mourns the death of his 'devoted' mother

A young Rio and his mother with siblings. Photo: Daily Mirror

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The Mirror reports that, Rio's mother Janice St Fort, 58-years-old, died in hospital on Thursday with her family at her bedside.

Rio Ferdinand mourns the death of his 'devoted' mother

The footballer was close to his mother. Photo: Rio Ferdinand foundation

A statement issued by Rio, Anton and the family read: "We are heartbroken to announce that our amazing mum Janice passed away today after an ongoing battle with cancer.

"She was an inspiration to us all and was loved by everyone who knew her. She died at Guy's Cancer Unit, London Bridge Hospital, with her loving husband Peter and us, her four children, at her bedside."

"She was a devoted mother to us all, and she was the most incredible grandmother to our children."

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Rio Ferdinand mourns the death of his 'devoted' mother

Janice died after losing her battle to cancer. Photo: Daily Mirror

Days before her death, Rio added a post on his Instagram page describing the love between himself and his mother.

Rio's wife Rebecca Ellison tragically died from breast cancer back in May 2015 leaving him to raise the couple's three children together.

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