'Catastrophe' Star Rob Delaney Loses 2-Year-Old Son to Brain Cancer
Published Feb 09, 2018American comedian and Catastrophe star Rob Delaney has announced his two-year-old son has died.
Delaney broke the devastating news today via a Facebook post, revealing his son Henry had succumbed to brain cancer.
As 41-year-old Delaney explained, Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016 after the child's first birthday. Despite treatment, Delaney's son passed away in January.
"I have very sad news. My two and a half year year old son Henry has passed away," Delaney wrote. "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."
He continued: "My wife and Henry's older brothers and I are devastated of course. 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."
You can read Delaney's full message below.
While American, Delaney has mainly found success in the UK, in large part due to the hit TV series Catastrophe, the show he co-created alongside fellow co-star Sharon Horgan.