Ryan Reynolds sends emotional message of support after Wrexham star's dad dies
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Ryan Reynolds sent a touching message of support after Wrexham star Ben Tozer’s dad passed away suddenly.
The footballer said that the family were initially told his condition was ‘treatable’ and that he had undergone an operation on his brain that ‘went positively’.
However, Tozer said following the operation ‘the unthinkable’ happened and his father passed away leaving the family devastated.
In a post shared on Twitter, Tozer wrote: “On Saturday, I was told my Dad has leukaemia but it's treatable.
“On Sunday night, he required a brain operation, which went positively, then last night the unthinkable happened.
“Sadly, all of this happened because he had left it too late. Unknowingly, he was masking the fact he was [in] complete agony.
“‘Go and get checked’ we regularly said. He was just too scared of what it could be.
“Thank you, Dad. Our last words together will live with me forever. I love you. I hope we have all done you proud.”
Replying to the emotional post, Wrexham FC offered their condolences, tweeting: “So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with you and your family.”
And Wrexham co-owner Reynolds shared a heartfelt message, writing: “Gut wrenching. Sending so much love to the Tozer family.”
He was also flooded with messages of support and condolences from fans of the club.
Tozer has played for Wrexham since 2021, having previously played for Cheltenham Town, Newcastle United and Yeovil Town.
During a recent interview with TalkSport, Tozer said he was ‘thankful’ to play for the club at such an ‘exciting’ time and said he would knock back a move to Saudi Arabia in favour of staying at Wrexham.
He said “Listen, the money is the money, of course. In Saudi Arabia, that is something that sets them and their families up for life and you can't really begrudge them.
“But playing for this club is so exciting at the moment, it's really on the up.
"The stadium sells out every week, we won a trophy last year, we are hoping to emulate that again this season. It's on the up. All the noise around the club, whether you like it or you don't, it's exciting and positive. So it's a great place to be and I'm thankful I'm here."