1. Headline
  1. Headline
updated 6/17/2007 12:04:51 AM ET 2007-06-17T04:04:51

Half of the sextuplets born prematurely to a Minnesota couple have now died, while the others remained in critical condition, hospital officials said Saturday.

  1. More from TODAY.com
    1. Doctor tests positive for Ebola in New York City

      A doctor who recently returned from West Africa has been isolated and has tested positive for Ebola virus at New York’s Be...

    2. Watch Brad Pitt take Zach Galifianakis' insults on 'Between Two Ferns'
    3. 5 guilt-free ways to make sure you use all your vacation
    4. ‘It’s a miracle:’ Oregon dog survives 150-foot fall
    5. Arsenic in gluten-free food: How worried should you be?

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. LinkedIn

    Doctor tests positive for Ebola in New York City

    10/24/2014 11:00:40 AM +00:00 2014-10-24T11:00:40
  1. TODAY

    video Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘We expected’ to have Ebola in NYC

    10/24/2014 11:15:34 AM +00:00 2014-10-24T11:15:34
  1. Funny or Die

    Watch Brad Pitt take Zach Galifianakis' insults on 'Between Two Ferns'

    10/23/2014 3:48:58 PM +00:00 2014-10-23T15:48:58
  1. Mark Winans

    ‘It’s a miracle:’ Oregon dog survives 150-foot fall

    10/23/2014 9:08:40 PM +00:00 2014-10-23T21:08:40
  1. Luke Macgregor / Reuters file

    5 guilt-free ways to make sure you use all your vacation

    10/24/2014 9:57:28 AM +00:00 2014-10-24T09:57:28
  1. Getty Images file

    Conan O'Brien gets zinged by Madeleine Albright in epic Twitter

    10/23/2014 11:50:22 PM +00:00 2014-10-23T23:50:22