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Rob Delaney's son dead after cancer battle

Rob Delaney's son dead after cancer battle

American comedian Rob Delaney has revealed that his two-year-old son Henry has died after a 15 month battle with cancer. The diagnosis came after Henry suffered persistent vomiting and weight loss. "My two and a half year old son Henry has passed away", he wrote. The cancer returned in the fall of 2017, and Henry died in January, Delaney wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. "I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world", he said.

Rob praised his son's fight to stay alive as well a medical professionals who worked so hard to save Henry's life from the terrible cancer.

The show was not picked up, however Delaney went on to co-write and co-star in Catastrophe with Sharon Horgan, taking inspiration for the show from their own lives.

Rob went on to pay tribute to hospital staff who had cared for Henry.

Henry had been left with significant physical disabilities by the tumour, Delaney said, but had "quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his attractive little bum".

"Henry was a joy".

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'He quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his handsome little bum, ' said Delaney. "His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound", the post read. He was savvy, clever, and naughty and we had such a significant number of great experiences together, especially after he'd moved home after fifteen months living in doctor's facilities.

In the post he said: "My wife and Henry's older brothers and I are devastated of course".

Delaney, who now lives in the United Kingdom, also cited the work of NHS nurses and doctors. Although the family is still trying to cope with the loss, the actor said the fortitude of the doctors and nurses in their effort to save his son's life, restored the actor's faith.

Delaney credited his family for helping him through his grief.

Delaney asked that donations be directed to Rainbow Trust or Noah's Ark, two organizations that provide support to families with 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. "We miss you so much", the actor concluded.


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