Comedian Rob Delaney Announces The Death Of His 2-Year-Old Son From Brain Cancer

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Comedian Rob Delaney shared some heartbreaking news: his 2-year-old son Henry passed away last month from brain cancer.

“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. Then the cancer returned last autumn and he died in January,” the Catastrophe actor wrote in a post on his Facebook page on February 9.

Delaney added that his wife Leah and Henry’s two older brothers are “devastated.”

“Henry was a joy,” the actor wrote. “He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following 15 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.”

Fellow comedians such as Andy Richter, Patton Oswalt and Mindy Kaling share their condolences for Delaney.

“Rob, my heart is broken for you and your family. All my love to you,” Kaling wrote on Twitter.

Delaney encouraged fans to help other sick children and their families in the United Kingdom by donating to Rainbow Trust and Noah’s Ark in Henry’s name.

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