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Coleen Rooney shares touching tribute to late sister Rosie

Rosie died at just 14 years old

Coleen Rooney has marked the fifth anniversary of her sister Rosie’s death with a simple yet touching tribute.

The pregnant star shared a picture to Twitter on Friday, January 5, showing Rosie’s name spelled out in lights.

She added a pink heart emoji for the caption.

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Coleen’s tribute to her sister (Credit: Twitter @ColeenRoo)

Rosie was just 14 years old when she died in 2013 after a life-long battle with a rare genetic disorder.

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At the time, Coleen said she was “absolutely heartbroken” over the teenager’s death.

Rosie had Rett syndrome, which is a rare disorder that affects brain development.

It can lead to severe mental and physical impairment.

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Coleen previously shared this collage online (Credit: Instagram @Coleen_Rooney)

Coleen’s sweet tribute to Rosie was applauded by fans, many of whom sent their condolences via Twitter.

One wrote: “Thinking of u and your family today. Rosie was a special person who I know made the lives of ppl she met brighter. ” [sic]

Another said: “Big hugs today and hope today is as gentle as it can be. She is looking over you ever day.”

A third added: “Aww that’s lovely I bet she’s smiling down & watching over you all.”

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Coleen and husband Wayne both worked to raise awareness for Rosie’s condition (Credit: Instagram @WayneRooney)

Coleen, 31, has kept Rosie’s memory alive with frequent tributes on social media over the years.

Both she and husband Wayne worked to raise awareness for Rosie’s condition and have continued to raise money for sick children over the years.

Rosie was adopted by Coleen’s parents as a baby.

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Coleen with her three sons (Credit: Instagram @WayneRooney)

Coleen is currently pregnant with her fourth child.

She and Everton player Wayne are already parents to sons Kai, seven, Klay, four, and one-year-old Kit.

The couple confirmed in November that there nine-year marriage is back on track following Wayne’s drink-driving arrest in another woman’s car.

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Coleen told fans in a lengthy statement: “I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.

“I’m not saying everything is fine and forgotten about, but we are as good as can be at this point.”

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