Rob Delaney Mourns Death of 2-Year-Old Son in Heartbreaking Facebook Post

“I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world,” says “Catastrophe” star

“Catastrophe” star Rob Delaney said Friday that his two-and-a-half year-old son, Henry, died after a battle with cancer.

“My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course,” Delaney said in a Facebook post.  “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,” he continued. “His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”

Delaney said that Henry was first diagnosed with cancer shortly after his first birthday, in 2016, following “persistent vomiting and weight loss.” Henry had surgery to remove the tumor, but it returned last year and he died in January.

He said that the only thing keeping him from going “mad with grief” is his wife and other sons.  “I don’t want to miss out on their beautiful lives,” he said. “I’m greedy for more experiences with them.”

Delaney also called the NHS nurses and doctors who treated Henry “my heroes until the day I die,” and urged others to donate to Rainbow Trust and Noah’s Ark so that other families can be helped like his.

“I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world,” he said.

You can read the full post here.