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  • Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has opened up about how his children wouldn’t talk about the death of their mother.
  • Mr Ferdinand’s wife, Rebecca, was 34 when she died of breast cancer in May 2015.
  • He said that, in the wake of Rebecca’s death, he now understands why people contemplate suicide.
  • ‘Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad’ will broadcast on Tuesday the 28th of March at 9pm on BBC One.

Former England captain explains his struggle to move on after losing his wife to cancer.

@BBCr4today: “I wish I had been able to talk,” @rioferdy5 opens up about losing his wife to cancer

BBC Radio 4 – Best of Today, Rio Ferdinand on losing his wife to cancer

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has opened up about how his children wouldn’t talk about the death of their mother.

Mr Ferdinand’s wife, Rebecca, was 34 when she died of breast cancer in May 2015.

He said that, in the wake of Rebecca’s death, he now understands why people contemplate suicide.

‘Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad’ will broadcast on Tuesday the 28th of March at 9pm on BBC One.

(Image: Rio Ferdinand. Credit: AFP/ Getty Images)

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