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Eight-Year-Old Aquaman Superfan Who Became Pals With Jason Momoa Dies

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Eight-Year-Old Aquaman Superfan Who Became Pals With Jason Momoa Dies

An eight-year-old Aquaman superfan who befriended Jason Momoa has sadly passed away.

Danny Sheehan's parents shared the tragic news that their young son had died on 8 August following a four-year battle with pineoblastoma and leptomeningeal disease - a rare, aggressive form of brain cancer and cancer in the cerebral spinal fluid.

Posting on social media, parents Daniel and Natalie said: 'In the light of the moon, holding on to a good star, a painter of rainbows is now traveling across the night sky.'

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Credit: Facebook/4TheLoveofDanny
Credit: Facebook/4TheLoveofDanny

"Just after midnight, while in our arms, Danny took his last sweet small warm breaths and took flight. An Angel in Heaven. Instead of here on earth. Surreal and utter heartbreak can't even begin to describe this feeling inside.

"But, I have to believe that what I whispered to him was true. Because moms don't lie. When you wake up in Heaven, baby, you will be safe and happy and cosy. You won't be afraid. You will be with your brother. Watching over me and daddy and everyone. We will be so sad.

"But you can send us rainbows and butterflies and ladybugs to say hi. We will snuggle again soon.

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"My best friend. My sweet special good boy. Mummy and daddy love you so."

In response to the sad news of Danny's passing, Momoa shared a touching tribute on social media while dedicating the second Aquaman movie to him.

Credit: CBS
Credit: CBS

Taking to Instagram, Momoa wrote: "I just found out this heart-breaking news.

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"All my Aloha to this beautiful Ohana Love u baby boy rest in [peace] You will live in my heart I dedicate Aquaman 2 to you lil angel Aloha UNKO Aquaman."

Momoa and the youngster struck up a friendship last year after a clip of Danny excitedly opening up an Aquaman toy went viral.

Momoa reached out to Danny and the pair had a chat on FaceTime, which the actor shared on Instagram.

The heart-warming clip started with Danny greeting Momoa with: "Hi Aquaman!"

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To which Momoa replied: "Hi, beautiful boy!"

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Topics: Celebrity, US News

Claire Reid
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