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Actor And Comedian Rob Delaney Shares Heart-Breaking News His Son Has Died

Actor And Comedian Rob Delaney Shares Heart-Breaking News His Son Has Died

The star wrote a lengthy post on Facebook about the death of his two-year-old son Henry

US actor and comedian Rob Delaney has shared a heart-breaking post to announce the death of his two-year-old son.

Delaney, who recently starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe, wrote a lengthy post to say that son Henry had lost his battle with cancer.

Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016, shortly after he turned one. In the heart-wrenching post, Delaney wrote that his little boy had been vomiting and losing weight at the time.

The little boy was taken to hospital where the tumour was discovered and removed by doctors, however, despite undergoing further treatment the cancer returned.

He wrote: "His tumour and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities, but he quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B, shuffling on his beautiful little bum.

"His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.

Rob Delaney with 'Catastrophe' co-star Sharon Hogan.

"I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry's mom and his brothers. They are why I will endeavour to not go mad with grief. I don't want to miss out on their beautiful lives. I'm greedy for more experiences with them."

Delaney, who lives in London, went on to praise the NHS for the care his son received, writing: "The NHS nurses and doctors and the home carers and charity workers who helped our family survive Henry's illness will be my heroes until the day I die. I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world."

"I would also urge you to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS, however you can. Do not take it for granted."


He also posted a link to the Rainbow Trust and Noah Ark - two charities working with seriously ill children - telling his fans that his family and he would be 'in much worse shape' had it not been for them, adding that they could help other sick children by donating.

He finished: "Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much."

A number of celebrities have tweeted to offer their support to the actor:

Our thoughts are also with Rob and his family at this time.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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