Catastrophe actor Rob Delaney shared devastating news with his fans on Friday, February 9. The 41-year-old took to Facebook to share that his 2-year-old son Henry had passed away in January.
The toddler had been battling brain cancer, which he was first diagnosed with in 2016. Shortly after his first birthday, Delaney explained, his son endured vomiting and weight loss. In the early part of 2017, the toddler had surgery to remove the tumor, and bravely underwent other treatments. But, the cancer returned this past fall.
Delaney, who has two other sons with his wife Leah, went on to give a moving testament to his late son's ebullient character. "Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following 15 months living in hospitals," the actor wrote. "His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound."
Delaney is, of course, "desperately sad right now." But, he is trying to remain strong for his family. "They are why I will endeavor 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," he said. He added: "I can say with authority that there is good in this world."
Delaney's Catastrophe co-star, Sharon Horgan, took to Twitter to praise the incredible love and resilience that Delaney and his family have shown for the past two years. She also encouraged followers to donate to the Rainbow Trust, a charity that supports the families of seriously ill children.
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