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Comedian Rob Delaney wants to die in the same room his son died in

Comedian Rob Delaney wants to die in the same room his son died in

He's said if his old house is ever up for sale, he'd buy it just for that

Rob Delaney has said that he would like to die in the same room that his son Henry passed away in.

In 2018, the actor and comedian shared the tragic news that his two-year-old son Henry had died, explaining that the child had been diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly after his first birthday.

While the tumour had been removed, the cancer sadly returned and Henry passed away in 2018.

Delaney has since spoken about the 'heaviest pain in the world' and how he and his family 'sank inside' themselves following Henry's death.

Speaking recently on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, Delaney explained that his son Henry died in the same living room that he and wife Leah's fourth child was born in.

The actor and comedian has spoken candidly about the loss of his son. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)
The actor and comedian has spoken candidly about the loss of his son. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)

The actor, writer and comedian added that while the family no longer live in the house, he did speak to the landlord about the possibility of buying it one day.

Delaney explained that he wanted to buy his former home so that he might be able to die in the same room that one of his sons was born in and another died.

He said he told the landlord: "Listen, if you ever go to sell this place, let me know first because I would like to buy it.

"So when I'm 81 I can crawl in here and die. In the same room that my son died in, that my other son was born in."

In the past, Delaney has spoken about his son's final moments and how much it meant to him that his son was at home when he died.

In his book A Heart That Works, the actor wrote honestly about the first symptoms Henry showed as he began vomiting uncontrollably at the age of around 11 months.

Delaney has said he'd like to die in the same room his son did. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Delaney has said he'd like to die in the same room his son did. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Delaney wrote that 'grief drove a bus through the part of my brain where memories are stored' following Henry's diagnosis, and also put ink to paper on the day his son died.

He wrote: "Henry opened his eyes and looked into Leah’s eyes around five the next morning. Then he died.

"I am so happy Henry died at home. I am so happy that he did so in the arms of his beautiful mother, who loved him desperately.

"I am so happy that he lay between us afterward and we could kiss and hold him and stroke his beautiful, long, sandy-blond hair."

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week

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Topics: Celebrity, Cancer