Former Mansfield Town footballer Ashley Cain's baby daughter Azaylia dies after leukaemia battle
Former Mansfield Town footballer and reality TV star Ashley Cain has announced that his eight-month-old daughter has died after a battle with leukaemia.
Ashley and girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee’s daughter Azaylia was diagnosed with an aggressive rare form of the disease when she was just two months old.
The 30-year-old, who made 20 appearances for the Stags during the 2010-11 campaign, took to Instagram to break the tragic news on Sunday.
"Rest In Paradise Princess. I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven," he wrote, as he shared the heart-breaking announcement with his 1.7 million followers.
Ashley, who also appeared on reality show Ex On The Beach, and Safiyya recently raised more than £1.5 million to fund a trip to Singapore for a life-saving transplant – but Azaylia was then unable to fly out to the Far East after the the couple received the devastating news that further tumours had been discovered.