February 25, 2018

Catastrophe actor Rob Delaney's son, 2, dies after cancer battle

10 February 2018, 03:37 | Winifred Adams

Catastrophe star Rob Delaney's two-year-old son dies

Fame Delaney stars as Rob in the comedy Catastrophe alongside Sharon Horgan the two write and starred in the show together basing it on their own lives

Actor Rob Delaney, popular for starring in Catastrophe, took to social media to share the heartbreaking news that his 2-year-old son died of cancer in January. "I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world", he said.

Delaney, who is based in the United Kingdom, said he, his wife and their two older sons "are devastated".

In his message, Delaney, 41, explained that Henry was diagnosed after suffering persistent vomiting and weight loss just after his first birthday.

"My wife and Henry's older brothers and I are devastated of course", Delaney said in a statement on his Facebook account. The tumor had been removed through surgery and he had undergone treatment through the early part of 2017.

"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 attractive little bum".

'His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound'.

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Delaney, who now lives in London, added that it is because of his wife and two other sons, "why I will endeavor to not go mad with grief", adding, "I don't want to miss out on their attractive lives".

"Henry was a joy", Delaney wrote.

'I don't want to miss out on their attractive lives. This was credited to those who had taken care of his son, including charity workers and nurses, which he referred to as his "heroes". "I'm greedy for more experiences with them".

"Our family would be fit as a fiddle at the present time if not for them". He urged people to help families with sick children by making a donation in their son's name to charitable organisations that help families endure the struggle of having very sick children. I would likewise ask you to make concrete and managed move to help the NHS, be that as it may you can. Much obliged to you, wonderful Henry, for investing as much energy with us as you did.

Delaney likewise shared where individuals can give to help different families with kids who are extremely wiped out. "We miss you so much", Delaney added.

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