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‘Catastrophe’ star Rob Delaney’s son dies of cancer at age 2

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Rob Delaney poses for photographers upon arrival at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards in London. Delaney has announced the death of his infant son, Henry, from cancer, memorializing the boy as smart, funny, and mischievous in a Facebook post. (Tim Ireland / Associated Press)
In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Rob Delaney poses for photographers upon arrival at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards in London. Delaney has announced the death of his infant son, Henry, from cancer, memorializing the boy as smart, funny, and mischievous in a Facebook post. (Tim Ireland / Associated Press)
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NEW YORK – “Catastrophe” star and co-creator Rob Delaney says his infant son has died from cancer.

He memorializes the boy as “smart, funny, and mischievous” in a Facebook post .

Delaney says Henry Delaney was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. After surgery to remove the tumor and treatment early last year, the cancer returned in the fall, and Henry died in January. He was 2 1/2 years old.

Though left with “significant physical disabilities,” Henry learned sign language and shuffling from place to place “on his beautiful little bum.”

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

Delaney lives in London with his wife and two other children. He created the modern rom-com “Catastophe” with his co-star, Sharon Horgan.

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