Singer Lily Allen suffers miscarriage: spokesman

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British singer Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage, her spokesman said Monday.

Allen, whose hits include "Smile" and "The Fear", is thought to have been around six months pregnant and had often spoken of her desire to be a mother.

The 25-year-old's spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper (her boyfriend) have lost their baby.

"The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they be left alone at this deeply distressing time. No further comment will be made."

Allen suffered a previous miscarriage in 2008 while dating Ed Simons of electronic music duo the Chemical Brothers.

She fell pregnant again earlier this year by Cooper, a builder, and at the time said she was "absolutely delighted" at the news.

Allen had started to wind down her music career in recent months and has set up a vintage clothing business with her sister.

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