Game of Thrones star Thor Björnsson and his wife, Kelsey Henson, shared heart-wrenching news on November 10, revealing that their baby daughter, Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir, was stillborn on November 8. The couple took to Instagram to make the announcement, expressing their profound grief over the loss.
In their Instagram post, they wrote: “T.W stillbirth/delayed miscarriage. It is with great sorrow that we announce the birth of our daughter, Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir born Nov 8th at 21 1/2 weeks gestation.” The couple discovered the devastating news after noticing a significant decrease in fetal movement, leading to the heartbreaking realization that their daughter’s heart had stopped beating.
Describing their daughter, they shared, “Words cannot describe our pain of this loss or our happiness at being able to spend time with our daughter. She is absolutely beautiful, with blonde lashes and brows and a little smile for mom and dad.” Despite the overwhelming grief, they emphasized the enduring love they feel for Grace and the indelible impact she has left on their lives.
While acknowledging the permanent void left by the loss of their hopes and dreams for Grace, Thor Björnsson expressed a belief in a future reunion with her spirit. “Her spirit lives on through us and her siblings. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time as we grieve this unbearable loss. Thank you all for any kind words and support,” the post concluded.
In the wake of this tragic announcement, the couple has received an outpouring of support from their followers, with messages expressing condolences and sympathy. One follower empathetically wrote, “I’m sorry for your loss. This might be one of the greatest pain anyone could feel. I send a lot of love to your family.” Additionally, comments from individuals with experience in documenting such sensitive moments through photography offered support for the couple’s decision to share candid photos, emphasizing the preciousness of capturing these memories.
The sorrowful news comes just weeks after Thor Björnsson and Kelsey Henson, who tied the knot in October 2018 in Iceland, joyfully posed with their three-year-old son, Stormur, to announce the impending arrival of baby Grace. Beyond Stormur, Björnsson is also a father to a daughter named Theresa Líf from a previous relationship.
In an earlier post celebrating the pregnancy, Thor Björnsson had expressed his happiness, stating, “Life is precious and I couldn’t be happier to announce that our family is growing bigger. Kelsey is 19 weeks pregnant with a healthy child who we cannot wait to meet!” The stark contrast between that moment of anticipation and the subsequent tragedy underscores the unpredictable and fragile nature of life, leaving the couple and their followers grappling with the profound sadness of losing a child.