This is just heartbreaking.
Comedian Rob Delaney co-created, co-writes, and co-stars in the Amazon sitcom "Catastrophe," alongside Sharon Horgan. In real life, he's married with three sons. Sadly, one of those sons -- 2.5-year-old Henry -- passed away last month from brain cancer.
Delaney revealed the tragic news in a Facebook post. He also suggested ways fans in the United Kingdom (where he's based) can help other families with sick children:
Ugh. It's just so horrible to even imagine, and many families don't have to imagine. Famous and non-famous friends and fans immediately reached out to Delaney on social media to share their love and support. There's not much anyone can say to ease the family's pain, but donating and volunteering may eventually help end children's suffering.
Henry https://t.co/P3A09D7Veh— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 9, 2018
Delaney responded to a cab driver who reached out with a sweet memory of Henry:
I'm so sorry to hear your sad news Rob. I took you and Henry to GOSH one day last year and it stuck with me what an absolute trooper of a boy he was. He was, without hyperbole, an inspiration to me, and I'm so gutted to hear of his passing. Sending love to you and your family.— cabbiemike (@cabbiemike) February 10, 2018
Riding in black cabs was one of Henry's great joys. He would often thank the driver in sign language at the end of a ride. Many drivers wouldn't accept £ when they learned our destination or would give me £ to donate to hospital trust. Good people. https://t.co/me5hoRYPEU— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 10, 2018
Sadly, the "Catastrophe" family is no stranger to sudden loss. It's not quite the same, but the late Carrie Fisher earned a posthumous Emmy nomination for her role on Amazon's "Catastrophe" Season 3. It was the last role she ever filmed; she suffered a heart attack in December 2016 on her way home to Los Angeles from the London set.
Our condolences to Rob Delaney and his family.
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