Shayne Lamas and Nik Richie Named Son After the Infant's Death
Honoring his departed son with a fitting name, Nik Richie, husband of Shayne Lamas, decided to name their baby boy after their overwhelming loss.
Nik told TMZ that when a social worker delivered the devastating news that the couple had lost a "beautiful boy," he was given the chance to hold his son, naming him Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.
Explaining that he "always wanted a son named Rex," the internet personality also revealed that the middle name, "Jagger," is based on Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.
Writing a letter to his son, which he shared with the website, the brokenhearted father said, "I'm writing this to say thank you, to let you know how truly blessed I am to be your father. You brought meaning to your parent's life in a way you'll never know and you'll always be in our hearts and thoughts."
Continuing, Nik wrote, "God has a plan for us all. He gave me an amazing son who will always watch over our family. You saved your mother's life with your passing and I will never forget how much this means to me, R.J. In family, we sacrifice for each other. You gave your life for us. You showed me how to love. I need you to know that I held you, spoke to you, kissed you and that you'll be remembered. You are perfect. You will always be my son. I'm proud of you, always. I love you, Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie."
"General Hospital" star Shayne was rushed to the hospital on February 9th, after she collapsed inside her family's Orange County home, and TMZ reported that upon Shyne's arrival at the hospital, doctors found that she was "bleeding internally around her uterus and the situation was dire."
The 28-year-old lost her baby during emergency surgery, after having entered her second trimester. As of this past Monday, Nik wrote on his blog that his wife is still in the intensive care unit.