Coleen Rooney's 14-year-old sister Rosie has sadly passed away after a lifelong battle with a rare genetic disorder.
In a statement, the family said: "Sadly, our special angel Rosie, our much loved daughter and sister, went to heaven at 2.50am this morning at home, where she was surrounded by her loving family.
“Rosie was just 14 years old and fought a lifelong battle with Rett syndrome. Throughout her life she brought so much love and happiness to all our family and everyone who knew and met her.
“She was such a strong little girl and an inspiration to us all. We shall cherish forever the memories we have shared and the love she showed us each and every day of her all life.
“As a family we are heartbroken but we are blessed to have had her in our lives.
“The family would like to thank everyone involved in Rosie's life for their love and support and for their messages of heartfelt condolence today.
“We would also like to thank the many doctors, consultants, nurses, helpers and friends who all worked so hard and tirelessly to help make Rosie's life better. In particular, we thank everyone at Alder Hey Hospital and Claire House Children's Hospice."
Our thoughts are with Coleen's family at this difficult time.