Another Tragic Heartbreak For Rio Ferdinand


Former Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand's mother died after a battle with cancer.

Janice St Fort,mother to Rio & Anton Ferdinand passed away yesterday  aged 58.

This is the second tragedy to hit the family, after Rio lost his wife Rebecca Ellison to breast cancer in May 2015.

Rio, Anton and the family said in an official statement:

 "She was an inspiration to us all and was loved by everyone who knew her. She died at Guy’s Cancer Unit, London Bridge Hospital, with her loving husband Peter and us, her four children, at her bedside."

 "She was a devoted mother to us all, and she was the most incredible grandmother to our children."

St Fort, raised  Rio and Anton as a single mother on a council estate in Peckham. She has previously been describe as "super mum" by older son Rio.