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09th Feb 2018

Rob Delaney’s two-year-old son has tragically passed away

Jade Hayden

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Rob Delaney’s two-year-old son has tragically passed away.

The actor and comedian announced the news via Facebook this evening, saying that his son, Henry, had died of a cancerous brain tumour.

The two-year-old had been diagnosed with the tumour in 2016 shortly after his first birthday.

He passed away in January.

Delaney said that he, his wife, and Henry’s old brothers are “devastated.”

He wrote:

“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 fifteen months living in hospitals.

“His tumor 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.”

Delaney went on to say that he was endeavoured not to “go mad with grief” because he doesn’t want to miss out on the rest of his family’s “beautiful lives.”

He said:

“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.”

The Catastrophe actor has asked any who wants to donate to do so to the Rainbow Trust in aid of sick children in the UK.