Reggaeton star Wisin and his wife Yomaira Ortiz Feliciano‘s daughter Victoria has died.
The couple’s newborn baby girl was born with the genetic disorder trisomy 13.
The Puerto Rican singer, 37, took to Instagram on Friday to share his heartbreaking news.
“Thank you, my God, for one month of life, for one month of Victoria,” he captioned a photo of Feliciano and Victoria.
“God gives, and God takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord. Princess Victoria, I will see you again in heaven. What immense pain I have, God, please help me. I want to use this moment to thank the millions of people that were praying for our family and our Victoria. Thank you because in all of your gestures and words … we were able to see God each time. My princess just died.”
Since Victoria’s arrival, Wisin — half of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel — has taken to social media several times to share updates and information about the complications involving his third child’s birth.
According to E! News, the family knew of their baby’s diagnosis when Feliciano was five months pregnant, but decided to continue with the pregnancy because of their faith.
In a statement released by his reps earlier this month, Wisin asked for privacy and respect during this difficult time.
“I have always respected and collaborated with the press about every aspect of my professional career. But on this occasion, our daughter’s health is the most important thing for us,” he said in the statement.
“In this respectful manner, we request the space to face this situation in the privacy of our family. We want to take advantage of this moment to thank everyone for the love that we have received. Like any other parent, we ask that you all continue to pray for us so that we can overcome this process and that our daughter will be able to recover soon. God will fulfill his purpose in our Victoria.”
In the weeks following, Wisin shared sweet photos of his wife and child.
According to Stanford Children’s Health, trisomy 13 causes several birth defects, including severe intellectual disability and health problems involving nearly every organ system in the body. Most babies with this genetic disorder die before their first birthday, and some do not survive the first weeks or even days of life.
Wisin and Feliciano are also parents to son Dylan, 7, and daughter Yelena, 8.
— Blake Bakkila