Rob Delaney, a comedian who appeared on “Catastrophe,” said that his child died after a battle with cancer.
Delaney, 41, confirmed Friday that his 2-year-old son, Henry, died after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
“My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course,” he wrote on Facebook.
“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.”
He added on Facebook that doctors found the brain tumor after his first birthday. It was removed and treated in 2017 but returned in the fall of that year.
He said that because of the support from his wife and two sons, “I will endeavor to not go mad with grief,” before adding, “I don’t want to miss out on their beautiful lives. I’m greedy for more experiences with them.”
“Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much,” Delaney ended the post.
A number of actors and comedians offered their condolences to Delaney.
Love and condolences, Rob. ❤️
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 9, 2018
Sending you and your family much love and thinking of Henry.
— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) February 9, 2018
Oh God Rob. I am so sorry. I am sending you everything I’ve got. Everything.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) February 9, 2018
I am so sorry to hear this. I’m sending my love and sympathy to you and your family.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) February 9, 2018
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