Rio Ferdinand has been widely praised for bravery giving a powerful account of losing his wife Rebecca and raising their children without her.

Rebecca died aged 34 in 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer for a second time.

Former England footballer Rio told his story and how he has been coping with his new role as both mum and dad while also coping with grief during his BBC documentary.

The documentary followed Ferdinand as he met other families coping with bereavement and looked at the support given to parents and children who lose loved ones.

Twitter was flooded with support for the star from the public as well as other sport stars and celebrities.

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