The secret rage of motherhood: ‘I never imagined that my child could be both the trigger and target of my anger’
The secret rage of motherhood: ‘I never imagined that my child could be both the...

Mairead Heffron

Niall Horan’s sprawling Westmeath mansion is on the market for €775,000
Niall Horan’s sprawling Westmeath mansion is on the market for €775,000

Sarah Finnan

Sober curious? Meet the forty-something women giving up alcohol
Sober curious? Meet the forty-something women giving up alcohol

Nikki Walsh

If I knew then what I know now: Anna Daly
If I knew then what I know now: Anna Daly

Fiona Alston

A peek inside an award-winning lakeside home with dreamy views of Lough Ree
A peek inside an award-winning lakeside home with dreamy views of Lough Ree

Amanda Kavanagh

Depp v Heard: What exactly is Hicksville Trailer Palace and what exactly happened there? 
Depp v Heard: What exactly is Hicksville Trailer Palace and what exactly happened there? 

Sarah Finnan

Do you have ‘pink’ and ‘blue’ jobs in your home?
Do you have ‘pink’ and ‘blue’ jobs in your home?

Amy Lynch

This Irish family’s Puglia renovation is a gorgeous combination of old and new
This Irish family’s Puglia renovation is a gorgeous combination of old and new

Megan Burns

Thinking of converting a campervan this summer? Here’s what you need to know (from someone who has done it)
Thinking of converting a campervan this summer? Here’s what you need to know (from someone...

Lauren Heskin

NETWORKING EVENT: ‘Evolving Your Social Media Strategy’: Join us for an immersive evening of digital insights
NETWORKING EVENT: ‘Evolving Your Social Media Strategy’: Join us for an immersive evening of digital...

IMAGE

Image / Editorial

Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney Reveals His Toddler Son Has Died


By IMAGE
10th Feb 2018
Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney Reveals His Toddler Son Has Died

In an unbearably sad but beautifully expressed post on Facebook, Catastrophe star Rob Delaney revealed that his two year old son Henry, died of a brain tumour in January after fifteen months in and out of hospital. Henry had been diagnosed with cancer shortly after his first birthday. In Delaney’s announcement this morning, he pays tribute to a gorgeous child, his family and myriad carers.

“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. His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”

Delaney says, “I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry’s mom and his brothers. 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 continues,  “I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world.”

We have so relished Delaney’s performances as Rob Morris in Catastrophe and all the belly laughs he’s given us in recent times- to imagine now what he was going through then while writing and filming one of our favourite shows gives serious pause for thought. It’s further proof that no one can ever begin to know what other people are going through in their lives.  Our hearts and thoughts are with him and his family.