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List of Celebrities Who had Stillborn Babies, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A stillbirth takes place when a fetus dies while in the mother's uterus. This usually happens in full-term pregnancies. The cause of most stillbirths is unknown. A stillbirth can be especially difficult for parents, since they have had several months to connect with the baby.

Who is the most famous person who had a stillborn baby? Keanu Reeves tops our list. The Matrix actor's girlfriend actress Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn baby girl in 1999. Sadly, Syme died in a car accident 18 months later. Reeves spoke with Parade magazine about these tragic losses saying, "All you can do is hope that grief will be transformed and, instead of feeling pain and confusion you will be together again in memory, that there will be solace and pleasure there, not just loss."

Several famous women delivered stillborn babies. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and John F. Kennedy had a stillborn baby daughter in 1956. In 1991, Katey Segal had to have an emergency Caesarean section in her seventh month of pregnancy. Sadly, the baby girl was stillborn. Her pregnancy was worked into Married with Children, but it was later explained to have been a “dream.”

Do you think that parents ever get over the loss of a stillborn child? Share your thoughts on how a celebrity can deal with the death of their child in the comments section.


Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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In 1999, Keanu Reeves's girlfriend, actress Jennifer Syme, gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. Sadly, Syme died in a car accident 18 months later.

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Matrix, Speed, John Wick, The Devil's Advocate

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and John F. Kennedy had a stillborn baby daughter, Arabella, in 1956. Their children Caroline and John Jr. were born in 1957 and 1960. A second son, Patrick, died at two days old in August 1963, just 3 months before the assassination of JFK.

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Age: Died at 65 (1929-1994)

Birthplace: Southampton, Contiguous United States, New York, Suffolk County United States of America, + more

Profession: Editor

Credits: A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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Singer Annie Lennox gave birth to a stillborn baby boy in in 1988. She said, "It had an immense impact on me. It made me realize that the human condition is immensely fragile and strong at the same time." Lennox has two daughters, Lola and Tali.

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Political Activist

Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, American Beauty, Dracula, In the Valley of Elah

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Katey Sagal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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In 1991, Katey Sagal had to have an emergency Caesarean section in her seventh month of pregnancy. Sadly, the baby girl was stillborn. She gave birth to daughter Sarah in 1994 and son Jackson in 1996, and her daughter Esmé was born to a surrogate mother in 2007.

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Sons of Anarchy, Married with Children, Futurama, 8 Simple Rules

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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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In 2010, Lily Allen contracted a viral infection which caused her to suffer a stillbirth 6 months into her pregnancy. She gave birth to daughters Ethel and Marnie in 2011 and 2013.

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Age: 31

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Music artist, + more

Credits: Knocked Up, He's Just Not That Into You, Pitch Perfect, Pan

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Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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In 1941, Josephine Baker delivered a stillborn baby at a hospital in Casablanca. She later adopted 12 children from all over the world: Marianne, Jean-Claude, and Noël (France), Stellina (Morocco), Jeannot (Korea), Akio (Japan), Luis (Columbia), Jari (Finland), Moïse (Israel), Brahim (Algeria), Koffi (Côte d'Ivoire), and Mara (Venezuela).

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Age: Died at 69 (1906-1975)

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Spy

Credits: Zouzou, Princesse Tam-Tam, Siren of the Tropics, La revue des revues

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Gary Barlow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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Gary Barlow's wife Dawn Andrews delivered a stillborn baby girl, Poppy, in 2012. Their children Daniel, Emily, and Daisy were born in 2000, 2002, and 2009.

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Frodsham, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist Musician, + more

Credits: The X Factor, The Xtra Factor, Kingsman: The Secret Service, An Audience with Take That: Live!

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Ricky Schroder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 14 Celebrities Who Had Stillborn Babies
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In 2004, Ricky Schroder's wife Andrea Bernard delivered a stillborn child. They have four other children: Holden (b. 1992), Luke (b. 1993), Cambrie (b. 1996), and Faith (b. 2001).

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Age: 45

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Crimson Tide, Lonesome Dove, Silver Spoons, Poolhall Junkies Get Him to the Greek, + more

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