Tributes for Azaylia as Ashley Cain’s daughter dies after leukaemia battle

Jacqueline Jossa, Shaughna Phillips and Malin Andersson are among the stars who have paid tribute to Ashley Cain’s daughter, Azaylia, who has died. 

The former Ex On The Beach star announced the news of Azaylia’s death on Sunday with a photo of him cradling the tot. His partner Safiyya Vorajee shared a similar photo of her kissing her daughter. 

‘You are my Angel my heartbeat my soul, RIP my precious baby, you will always be with me like a handprint on my heart,’ Safiyya wrote alongside the photo. 

Leading the condolences, Love Island star Shaughna Phillips said: ‘Rest in paradise darling girl.’ 

EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa said: ‘I’m so sorry. Life is so unfair. Rest in peace you beautiful little girl.’ 

Former Towie star Mario said: ‘Heartbroken for you mate! Rip little Princess.’ 

Reality star Georgia Harrison commented: ‘Love you so much her life may have been short but she inspired so many people and has saved so many lives encouraging people to sign up to the donor list. she has done more for the world than most people will achieve in 70 years and you two have given her the strength to do so xxxx.’ 

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Malin Andersson, who had just revealed she’d suffered a miscarriage hours before, said: ‘💔💔💔💔💔 rest in paradise darling girl.’ 

Nicola McLean wrote: ‘I’m so sorry.’ 

Wayne Lineker said: ‘Sending love.’ 

Azaylia had been diagnosed with a ‘rare and aggressive’ form of the disease called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) when she was eight weeks old. 

On Friday, Ashley and Safiyya had recently suffered a seizure, and her palliative care team told the family to ‘make the most of this weekend’ as her body was ‘shutting down’.

The couple launched a GoFundMe page last month to raise £1million towards specialist care for Azaylia, which they were hoping to have in Singapore. Incredibly, they managed to raise over £1.6m with donations pouring in from around the world and even stars like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson raising awareness about her ordeal. 

However, doctors in Singapore delivered the news that Azaylia’s disease was too complex even for them to treat. It was then revealed that there were no options left to treat her as the disease was advancing to other areas. 

Over the last few weeks, the Ex on the Beach star and Safiyya had been making the most of their time with the little one, after they were told she had days to live. The doting dad later revealed she was ‘still smiling and playing’ amid her illness. 

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