Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Rob Delaney's two-year-old son dies after battle with brain cancer

Rob Delaney's two-year-old son dies after battle with brain cancer

The 41-year-old American, who stars in the popular United Kingdom sitcom Catastrophe, said his family were "devastated" following the toddler's death from cancer in January.

The co-writer of the Amazon series revealed the heartbreaking news on his Facebook page Friday.

In his message, Delaney, 41, explained that Henry was diagnosed after suffering persistent vomiting and weight loss just after his first birthday. The cancer returned in the fall, and Henry died last month. He was 2 1/2 years old.

His tumor and surgery left him with critical physical handicaps, yet he immediately learned communication through signing and built up his own strategy for getting from A to B rearranging on his delightful minimal bum.

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

Delaney, who lives in London, wrote: "He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we has so many wonderful adventures together".

"They are why I will endeavour to not go mad with grief".

He went on to thank the doctors, nurses and home carers who assisted the family throughout Henry's illness, directed his fans to make donations to charitable causes for sick children, and urged those in the United Kingdom to continue supporting the country's National Health Service.

Delaney, the co-star of the Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe, said his family were devastated following the toddler's death from cancer in January.

In his statement on Facebook, Delaney called Henry a "joy" and praised the NHS nurses and doctors, home carers and charity workers who helped during his illness.

"I have extremely miserable news".

I am surprised by the affection in real life showed by Henry's mother and his siblings. "I'm voracious for more encounters with them". I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world'. Thank you, handsome Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did.

"I have nothing else to say that I haven't said here", stated Delaney.

He asked for his family's privacy to be respected and also urged people to donate to children's charities.

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