30 Rock alum Keith Powell and visual artist Jill Knox suffered a heartbreaking loss in February 2018. The couple were just days away from welcoming their first child, Greyson, when they learned his heart had stopped beating.
“After 39 weeks and 5 days of carrying our baby boy, and after 33 hours of induced labor, I delivered our beautiful stillborn son,” Knox wrote on Instagram at the time. “Our hearts are shattered.”
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Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Thinking of all the mamas and papas out there who have lost. Sending you all love. ❤️❤️❤️ . . This is the only outfit I ever selected for our Greyson. He was buried in this little white onesie, blue hat, booties and gloves. Wrapped in this hand knitted blanked. Crowned in a garland made from my and Keith’s old clothes. Clutching this quote from Rumi: Goodbye are only for those who love with the eyes. For those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation. 👼🏽
Knox, who is pregnant, posted a tribute to Greyson on Monday, October 15, in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
“The is the only outfit I ever selected for our Greyson,” she revealed in the caption of her Instagram photo*. “He was buried in this little white onesie, blue hat, booties and gloves. Wrapped in this hand knitted blanket. Crowned in garland made from my and Keith’s old clothes.” In Greyson’s hand, Knox placed a piece of paper with a quote from 13-century Persian poet Rumi. It read: “Goodbyes are only for those who love with the eyes. For those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.”
Powell is best known for his role as James “Toofer” Spurock on 30 Rock, which ran from 2006 to 2013. The actor and Knox tied the knot on October 12, 2013. “To say our love has grown through the years wouldn’t be accurate,” he wrote on their anniversary. “Our love has deepened. I am a better person today than I was 5 years ago. And it’s because of the woman I married. Someone up there was looking out for me when they brought Jill into my life. And I am forever grateful.”
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