Country singer Randy Rogers confirmed in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Wednesday, June 10, that his newborn baby daughter, Rumer Rain, died on June 9, six days after her birth.
The Randy Rogers Band lead singer first broke the news to local radio station 93Q Country, saying his little girl fought to survive during her short time on earth. "Rumer passed away last night," the mourning dad revealed. "She died after a weeklong battle with a very rare condition. She died in our arms and in no pain. She was absolutely beautiful in every way. Her brain however was very sick."
Rogers' wife Chelsea gave birth to baby Rumer on June 3, in Austin Tex., sharing the happy news via social media. "Newest member of the Rogers family, Rumer Rain," the band's official Twitter update read on June 3, alongside a photo of the proud parents smiling with their newborn baby girl. "It's a good day, friends."
Rogers and his wife married in 2013. They are parents to 21-month-old River Rose; Proud mom Chelsea named her New Braunfels, Tex., clothing boutique after her.
On the Randy Rogers Band's official Facebook page, Rogers wrote: "During this time of grieving, the family asks that individuals wishing to offer condolences make a donation to the children's charity of their choosing. The family thanks you for your love and support." He added that the band will cancel its show this coming Friday, June 12.
"In light of the recent news in the RRB camp, we will be canceling the show at the Lumberyard this Friday night," the band's Facebook page read. "We are working on a make up date to come back as quickly as possible. Thanks in advance for all your understanding during this difficult time."
Despite the tragedy, Rogers said he will someday share his baby girl's medical struggle publicly. "I’m sure you all have many questions and we have all the answers the doctors gave us. We can share the story with you," he concluded to 93Q Country. "It’s quite an extraordinary one. A memorial will be planned soon. We love you."
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