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Ben Affleck shares condolences after terminally ill 'Batman' fan dies

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Hollywood star today shared his condolences after a "Batman" fan, an 11-year-old refugee, who reached out for the superhero's help, died of cancer.

Last week, the 45-year-old took a break from filming "Triple Frontier" in and FaceTimed with after the boy had requested the Dark Knight to help reunite his family.

Affleck took to to share his sorrow on Mukuta's demise.

"was a strong and brave young man. Sending my heartfelt condolences to his family," the wrote, alongside a article on Mukuta's death.

Mukuta's last wish was for his family - his father and seven of his brothers and sisters living in and his mother and four siblings in - to be reunited before he passed.

While in an hospice, the boy's call on for Batman's, his favourite superhero, help went viral on

"Such a memorable day for who's a super #fan. He received a phone call from @BenAffleck today. Thanks to the widespread community support and helping us deliver on our mission: To Improve the Lives of Those We Serve," Hospice centre tweeted.

Affleck also offered to help fly Mukuta's mother from to Atlanta to be with her son during this difficult time.

"#HospiceAtlanta & Mukuta's family are so thankful to @BenAffleck, who following his FaceTime conversation w/Mukuta yesterday, has graciously offered to fly his mother from to reunite with her son," the centre said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:25 IST