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Cot death claims Rose

The death of baby Rose remains one of Shortland Street's saddest storylines. 

Ellen and David were a hugely popular couple and their family, which included Ellen's daughter Minnie and David's troublesome son Fergus, provided the basis for lots of great storylines. 

Ellen and David tied the knot in a surprise wedding - guests were gathered thinking it was a surprise birthday party for Grace Kwan - and baby Rose was born a couple of weeks later. It was almost an unscheduled home birth when Ellen was trapped in her bathroom but Caroline arrived in the nick of time. 

They were devastated when Rose died of cot death nearly eight months later. The loss took its toll and they went their separate ways. It took a while (and several other relationships) for them to get back together, and when David became ill they retired to a lifestyle block in the Hawkes Bay.

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