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Kym Marsh plans to plant a tree in memory of her late son Archie 10 years after his death

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Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh. Photo: Getty

Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh. Photo: Getty

Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh. Photo: Getty

Kym Marsh plans to plant a tree in memory of her late son Archie 10 years after his death.

The 'Coronation Street' actress tragically lost her baby boy, who died within moments of being born in February 2009, and she is going to honour his life by having a family get together next Monday and then plant the tree for the little one.

She said: "I can’t believe it was a decade ago.

"I think about him every day but on his 10-year anniversary we’re going to celebrate his life - however short that may have been - by having a family get together at my house.

"It’s going to be an extremely emotional day, and there will obviously be tears.

"But it’s better for us to remember him and feel happy that he was here, than being overwhelmed by sadness because he’s not.

"I'm not saying we won't cry, I'll be absolutely heartbroken for most of the day. But it will be nice to be together as a family, remember him in a loving, compassion way.

"We're also planting a tree in his memory in my parents' garden."

The 'Corrie' star - whose character Michelle Connor's son Ruairi was pronounced dead just moments after his birth - was in a "really dark place" following Archie's death, and says she "wouldn't have got through" it without her sister Tracey and her close friends and family.

Writing in her OK! magazine column, she added: "The loss of Archie actually hit my older sister Tracey hard. She's had his hand and foot print tattooed onto her arm, which brings her comfort.

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"Tracey's actually one of the people who pulled me out of a really dark place.

"I had a lot of people holding my hand and my sister was one of them.  I couldn't have got through it without them."

In 2017, Kym took home the Best Female Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards for her emotional portrayal of Ruairi's premature birth, and she dedicated her accolade to Archie.

She said: "Thank you so much, this means so much to me. I just want to say I've been on 'Corrie' for 11 years and it's been my biggest and best year yet and that's down to the amazing storylines I've been given.

"It took us back to places we never wanted to have to go to again but we had to do it, as we had to tell that story. As we are sitting here enjoying ourselves someone is losing their baby. I'm so proud of the show for telling the story in its entirety, reaching out to people and breaking the silence and the taboo.

"My wonderful children, David, Emily and Polly... you're the reason I smile every day. I'd like to dedicate this to my son Archie."


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