Comedian Rob Delaney’s Son Henry, 2, Dies After Battling Brain Cancer

Updated On 11 Feb, 2018 Published On

Heartly Condolence! Comedian Rob Delaney has revealed that his young son Henry died in January after battling a brain tumor.

The 41-year-old Catastrophe star took to Facebook, to shared the heartbreaking news about his 2-year-old son passing, on Friday, February 9.

He wrote in the post,

I have very sad news. My two and a half-year-old son Henry has passed away.

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41-year-old Rob gave his fan followers some background information about the health battle of his son, writing:

Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss.

The toddler then underwent surgery to remove the tumor and did further treatment in the beginning of 2017.

Rob revealed,

The cancer returned last autumn and he died in January,

The writer also reflected on Henry’s life in the message,

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,” he wrote. “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.


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Rob shared that he, his wife, Leah, and his two other sons are “devastated” after Henry's passing, but said he would be focusing on them to deal with his grief.

I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry’s mom and his brothers. They are why I will endeavor to not go mad with grief. I don’t want to miss out on their beautiful lives. I’m greedy for more experiences with them.

We hope the family will start their life with a new phase.