Henry Delaney, son of Rob Delaney passed away in January after battling brain cancer since 2016. Read everything you need to know about him.
A brief about Rob Delaney
Rob Delaney was born in 1977. He is an American comedian, actor and writer. Delaney is widely known as the co-star and co-writer of the Tv Show, ‘Catastrophe’. Rob Delaney was raised in Massachusetts. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a degree in musical theater in 1999. Rob Delaney shot to fame via his Twitter handle where he started posting since 2009. He had garnered over 1.2 million followers by 2016. While other comedians were hesitant to publish their jokes on social media, Delaney was the first to post his jokes on his Twitter handle. According to Delaney, his popularity increased by manifolds after comedy writer and director Graham Linehan started responding to Delaney’s tweets. Delaney was named as one of the 10 funniest people on Twitter in 2010 by Paste magazine. In May of 2012, Delaney was also the first comedian to win the ‘Funniest Person on Twitter Award’ at The Comedy Awards hosted by Comedy Central. Rob Delaney has written many articles for Vice as well as The Guardian. His book ‘Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage’, was published by Spiegel & Grau in November 2013. Rob Delaney appeared in a variety show on Comedy Central in 2011 called, @RobDelaney, but the show was never picked up by them. So, instead, Delaney started to co-star and co-write with Sharon Horgan in ‘Catastrophe’ that was aired from January 2015. The show follows the couple after they get together after a brief affair while Delaney was in UK on business but then he moves there permanently after she gets pregnant. Recently, the show had been renewed for a fourth season after three successful seasons. Delaney has appeared on numerous British panel shows including, ‘Have I Got News for You’, ‘Would I Lie to You?’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, ‘The Big Fat Quiz of the Year’ and ‘Room 101’. In 2014, Rob Delaney appeared as a News Anchor in a fantasy/drama film, ‘Life After Beth’. ‘Life After Beth’ was about a guy who discovers that his girlfriend has returned from the dead, but his joy turns to horror as she slowly undergoes a horrible transformation. In 2014, Rob Delaney also appeared in the British television show, ‘Bad Robots’. ‘Bad Robots’ was a television prank show when technology takes unsuspecting victims by surprise. Rob Delaney is married and has two sons. In February 2018, Rob Delaney shared publicly that his two-year old son, Henry Delaney died in January after battling brain cancer since 2016. He lives in London.
His son, Henry Delaney
Rob Delaney recently revealed the death news of his 2-year-old son, Henry Delaney who died of brain cancer. He said, ‘I Will Endeavor Not to Go Mad with Grief’. “I have very sad news. My 2½-year-old son Henry has passed away,” Delaney wrote in a statement shared on his Facebook page on Friday. “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,” the Catastrophe actor said. Delaney also added that his wife Leah and Henry’s two older brothers “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 15 months living in hospitals,” Delaney continued, saying that even though Henry’s “tumor and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities” his son had “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,” he added. He also revealed that after Henry passed away, Henry’s mom and his brothers displayed profound love-in-action. “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,” he explained. Delaney thanked all of the doctors and nurses who “helped our family survive Henry’s illness,” adding that they “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,” he added, before inviting others to make a donation to the Rainbow Trust or Noah’s Ark in Henry’s name to “help other families in the UK with very sick children.” “Our family would be in much worse shape right now if it weren’t for them. I would also urge you to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS, however you can. Do not take it for granted,” he continued. “Finally, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy regarding this matter. I have nothing else to say that I haven’t said here,” he wrote. “Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much.”
Net worth of Rob Delaney
Rob Delaney’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
Rob Delaney is taken over by profound grief with his toddler’s death. May the little one’s soul rest in peace! Rob Delaney keeps posting photos of his latest work on his Instagram and Twitter page. There is a very endearing photo of the deceased Henry resting on his father’s back.