The grief-stricken grandparents of a baby boy who tragically died in his sleep have spoken of their heartbreak.

Cameron was the grandson of MP Drew Hendry who says he has been left devastated by his death.

The SNP politician for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey took to social media on Monday to make the tragic announcement, Daily Record reports.

The MP said in a statement on behalf of his family: "Our wonderful Grandson, Cameron, died, suddenly but peacefully, in his sleep on the 23rd of July. Our whole family and those around us have been devastated by this tragic loss.

"Cameron came into our lives suddenly, joyfully and miraculously. He was an unexpected gift, whose very arrival caused excitement and delight for us and many more, from far and wide when the news broke.

Grandparent Drew Hendry MP took to social media after the death (

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"Although he has left us as suddenly as he arrived, we are forever grateful for our short time with him.

"For all of the considerable pain and heartache for Ross and Jill, as well as for the immediate and extended family and friends, we are all determined to remember the joy that Cameron brought to our lives and carry his light, his humour and his energy with us.

"We will live our lives with his hand in ours and our hearts entwined.

"As there was considerable public interest in Cameron's birth we felt it appropriate to issue these words but don't wish to make any further comment. We would now hope for privacy as we come to terms with his loss."

Cameron's parents, Ross and Jill, have now launched a fundraiser memory of their "unexpected gift" after his death last week.

The couple wrote on the fundraising page: "Our Gorgeous boy Cameron passed away on Friday 23rd July and in his memory we would like to raise some money for the Charity that provided aftercare for him at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as we feel this was an incredible way to send off our son and provided great comfort for all the immediate family, hopefully this donation allows more families the chance to say goodbye in such a warm, cozy and loving environment.

"We would also like to give some of the money to Cameron's Nursery as it was such a big part of his short life and the amount he learned there, we will always be forever grateful for. We hope that this will allow future Children to enjoy their time learning from the incredible staff there for many, many more years to come!"

Donations have flooded in, with over £3,000 raised, as people send their condolences to the grieving family.

One said: "My condolences to the entire Hendry family. May Cameron rest knowing love from his family and those he has blessed."

Another added: "Sending my sincere condolences. So sorry for your loss."

"Thinking of you both. So sorry for your loss", said one.

You can visit the family's fundraiser here.