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Tragedy Footballer’s girlfriend dies, 4 months after baby daughter died

Until September of 2014, 22 year-old Scottish footballer, Dean Brett was a happy man, with his girlfriend and their baby daughter.

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Until September of 2014, 22 year-old Scottish footballer, Dean Brett was a happy man, with his girlfriend and their baby daughter.

However, five months since then, he is mourning daughter, Mollie and 21 year-old girlfriend, Gemma Porteous who’ve passed away.

Baby Mollie was born premature on June 2, weighing just three pounds; she struggled to gain weight and died after falling sick.

Gemma, was receiving Spine Cancer treatment but did not survive the disease.

Brett confirmed her demise through his Twitter account.

“Sorry for telling people through Twitter but everyone has been asking and I’d just like to say that Gemma passed away earlier today.”

“Thanks to everyone for your support! Means a lot to me to have so many people who care!

"I’ll be back to making awful jokes in no time.”

Already, tributes have started pouring in.

“Sorry to hear about you’re loss mate. Keep the head up and be strong,” a tribute read.

A Football official wrote: “There is not a lot anyone can say which will be of much comfort to the laddie, apart from telling him that he is part of the Cowdenbeath family and as one of ours we will do everything we can to support him.

“Dean has been off on compassionate leave for the last few months.

"He and Gemma lost the wee one and now this has happened, so the boy needs us all to stick by him.”

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