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Lily grateful for baby loss support

Lily Allen has thanked fans for their support after losing her baby just a few days ago.

The chart-topping star was six months pregnant but lost the baby last weekend following complications.

The 25-year-old singer had previously suffered a miscarriage in 2008 when she was dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons.

A spokesman for Allen announced that she and partner Sam Cooper had lost the child and asked for privacy at such a "deeply distressing time".

Allen has now posted a message on Twitter to say: "Thank you for all your kind messages."

She has been a prolific user of the social networking site and last weekend she posted a message saying simply "say a little prayer x", before the problems with her pregnancy became public knowledge.

Many friends had sent messages of support including Myleene Klass, Emma Bunton and Denise Van Outen.

Allen, daughter of comedian and actor Keith Allen, started dating 32-year-old Cooper, a builder, last year.

She had begun to effectively wind up her music career to prepare for motherhood but in the summer she performed at the Wireless festival in London. She set up a vintage clothing business, Lucy In Disguise, with her elder sister, Sarah Owen.

Allen has released two best-selling albums - Alright, Still and It's Not Me, It's You - and a number of hit singles including The Fear and Smile.

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