Rob Delaney’s 2-year-old son, Henry, has passed away after his battle with cancer.
The “Catastrophe” star took to Facebook to confirm his heart-wrenching passing: “I have very sad news. My 2.5-year-old son Henry has passed away,” Delaney wrote on Friday.
“Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss,” Delaney explained. “He had surgery to remove the tumour and further treatment through the early part of 2017. Then the cancer returned last autumn and he died in January.”
“My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course,” he continued his post. “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. 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. 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.”
“Finally, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy regarding this matter,” Delany concluded. “I have nothing else to say that I haven’t said here. Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much.”
The actor has requested that donations be directed to two organizations close to his heart – Rainbow Trust or Noah’s Ark, they support families with sick kids.