The footballer confirms Rebecca Ellison, mother to his three children, “passed away peacefully” on Friday night.
Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that his wife, Rebecca Ellison, has died from cancer.
The Queen’s Park Rangers defender said his “wonderful wife” passed away peacefully at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London after a short illness.
In a statement, the 36-year-old added: “My soulmate slipped away last night. She was a fantastic, loving mother to our three beautiful children.