Comedian Rob Delaney shared heartbreaking news with fans on Friday that his child recently lost his battle with brain cancer.
“I have very sad news. My two and a half-year year old son Henry has passed away,” the 41-year-old actor/comedian wrote on his Facebook page. “Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss.”
“He had surgery to remove the tumor and further treatment through the early part of 2017,” he added. “Then the cancer returned last autumn and he died in January. My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course. 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,” the “Catastrophe” star continued. “His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”
Later, Delaney thanked the nurses, doctors and everyone else that helped “our family survive Henry’s illness” before asking for privacy for his family at this time.
“Finally, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy regarding this matter,” Delaney wrote. “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.”