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Rob Delaney's two-year-old son dies after cancer battle

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Rob has said that his two-year-old son, Henry, passed away after a year-long battle with brain

The 41-year-old said his family were devastated following Henry's death in January in a statement on

"I have very sad My two and a half year year old son has passed away. had been diagnosed with a in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following and weight loss.

"He had to remove the and further treatment through the early part of 2017. Then the returned last autumn and he died in January," said.

called a "joy" and praised the nurses and doctors, home carers and charity workers who helped during his

"My wife and Henry's older brothers and I 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 fifteen months living in hospitals," Delaney said.

"His and 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," he added.

Delaney also posted the links to two British children's charities, and Noah's Ark, asking for donations in Henry's name and for the support of

"Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much," Delaney concluded the post.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 16:55 IST