British musician Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn say their daughter was stillborn, and are asking for privacy “at this painful time”.

In a statement released on Monday, the couple said they were devastated by the loss of Poppy Barlow, who was delivered stillborn on Saturday.

They said their focus is “on giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts”.

The couple has a son and two daughters.

Barlow, a member of Take That and judge of British TV talent show The X Factor, was organiser of June’s huge Buckingham Palace concert celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Take That had been rumoured to be among the acts performing at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics on Sunday.