Comedian Rob Delaney's 2-year-old son dies after cancer battle

Ruben Ruiz
February 11, 2018

Rob Delaney, star of Amazon's romantic comedy series Catastrophe, announced Friday the death of his 2-year-old son from a brain tumor. "Henry had been determined to have a cerebrum tumor in 2016, not long after his first birthday celebration, following steady heaving and weight reduction".

The toddler underwent surgery to remove a tumour and spent 15 months in hospital for further treatment.

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 wrote that the "love-in-action" displayed by his wife and other two sons is "why I will endeavor to not go mad with grief".

'I don't want to miss out on their lovely lives.

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Delaney paid tribute to the NHS in an emotional Facebook post, saying that the nurses and doctors who work for the serive "will be my heroes until the day I die". "I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world". Delaney promised that he would continue to live for his family and cherish his moment with them.

The comedian, who stars in and co-writes the British series Catastrophe, said the strength of his wife and sons has prevented him from going "mad with grief" and that he doesn't want to miss out on "their lovely lives". "I'm greedy for more experiences with them", he wrote. I would also urge you to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS, however you can.

Rob, his wife, and his two handsome sons are so grateful for having Henry in their lives for two and a half unbelievable years. Much obliged to you, wonderful Henry, for investing as much energy with us as you did. "We miss you so much", the actor concluded.

"In the United States of America you could be denied healthcare if you have a pre-existing condition, which can literally include "has had a child", Delaney told the Radio Times.

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