Ryan Reynolds Pens Touching Tribute To A 13-Year-Old Fan Who Died Of Cancer

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Sometimes it seems like celebs only care about what selfie to post on Instagram or what to wear on a red carpet. In reality, they meet so many people who they care about deeply.

Ryan Reynolds took to Facebook yesterday to share the story about 13-year-old cancer patient Connor McGrath who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Connor was a huge comic book fan, so meeting Deadpool himself was a glimmer of light in his often difficult life.


After three years of battling cancer, Connor passed away a few days ago. His death deeply affected Ryan, who shared a touching tribute on Facebook.

Ryan wrote about his friend,

In a certain sense he WAS Deadpool. Or, at least everything Deadpool aspires to be; balancing pain, fearlessness, love and a filthy (filthy!) sense of humor in one body. I wish he could’ve stuck around a lot longer.

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Read the full post and see photos of Ryan and Connor here.

And if you can, make a donation to The Make-A-Wish Foundation here.


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