MINNEAPOLIS — Half of the sextuplets born prematurely to a Minnesota couple have now died, while the others remained in critical condition, hospital officials said Saturday.
More from TODAY.com
TODAY's Takeaway: Bloomberg won't run for president; Jill Biden talks love
Michael Bloomberg won't run for president, Cyndi Lauper pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of "Time After Time" and Jill...
- Support pours in for mom accused of leaving kids in hot car
- 'Voice' finalists reveal real battle: Old-school style versus girl power
- Home videos could help diagnose autism, study suggests
- Survey: Would your kitchen pass a health inspection?
- TODAY's Takeaway: Bloomberg won't run for president; Jill Biden talks love
A third boy, Lincoln Sean Morrison, died Friday. Two of his brothers, Tryg and Bennet, died earlier in the week.
The four boys and two girls were born last Sunday about 4½ months early a Minneapolis hospital. Doctors had advised the couple to selectively reduce the number of viable fetuses to two, but they declined.
Parents Ryan and Brianna Morrison released a statement saying it’s been “a difficult week” for them, and thanked everyone for their prayers and support.
“We continue to trust in the Lord and are hopeful for a good outcome for Cadence, Lucia and Sylas,” the statement said.
Hospital officials said no further information would be released.
© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.