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Heartbreaking news to report today, as Walker Hayes and his wife Laney are mourning the loss of their newborn.

A statement on the country star’s twitter account revealed the child was born on June 6, and is now in heaven.

Details surrounding little Oakleigh’s death are not known at this time.

The tweet also stated that Hayes had canceled all immediate appearances and performances so that he could be with his family.

Undoubtedly, this is a very difficult time for the family.

Last November, we learned that Laney and Walker were expecting their seventh child together.

Late last month, the country star shared a photo on Instagram anticipating the new baby’s arrival.

There was no indication at that time that there were any health concerns.

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Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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