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Ex-Wolves striker Benik Afobe 'heartbroken' at death of daughter

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The young daughter of former Wolves striker Benik Afobe has died.

Benik Afobe during his Wolves career. (AMA)

Afobe, who played at Molineux during two spells, confirmed the devastating news in a statement.

The Afobe family say two-year-old Amora died on Friday evening after developing a 'severe infection'.

The statement said: "It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Afobe family have today confirmed the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, two, passed away late on Friday evening.

"Amora was taken to hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a severe infection.

"Unfortunately she then suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything that they possible could, Amora passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side.

"The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken, and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time."

Wolves issued a statement on Twitter saying: "Our hearts break for Benik Afobe and his family following the tragic news of his daughter's passing this weekend.

"The Wolves family are with you, Benik."

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Former Wolves teammate, Dave Edwards, who now plays for Shrewsbury Town, also paid tribute.

He tweeted: "Life can be so cruel at time’s...devastating news. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Ben."

Dave Edwards' tweet

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Afobe, aged 26, is currently playing in the Championship for Bristol City, on loan from Stoke City.

He is expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

Afobe played 62 times for Wolves scoring 28 goals.

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