The American actor, who lives in London and is best-known for his starring role in the comedy series Catstrophe, shared the news on Friday afternoon. "My 2½-year-old son Henry has passed away".
In a heartbreaking Facebook post, the comedian and Catastrophe star said that Henry was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and had surgery to remove it in early 2017.
"I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry's mom and his brothers".
He also added that numerous cab drivers in London would donate to GOSH's trust to help Henry and other kids like him. "His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound", Delaney wrote.
Though left with "significant physical disabilities", Henry learned sign language and shuffled from place to place "on his lovely little bum".
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Delaney also praised nurses and doctors, home carers and charity workers who he described as his heroes for helping the family, and urged readers to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS.
"They are why I will endeavour to not go mad with grief".
Comedian David Baddiel wrote: 'So very sad to hear this, at the same time as being incredibly moved and uplifted by the spirit in which you wrote that post. I don't want to miss out on their handsome lives. "I'm greedy for more experiences with them", he wrote.
The "Catastrophe" star thanked the "heroes" who had helped the family along the way and ended the statement by saying, "Thank you, lovely Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did".
"I am urgently tragic right now, however I can state with expert that there is great in this world". "I took you and Henry to [Great Ormond Street Hospital] one day previous year, and it stuck with me what an absolute trooper of a boy he was".
The show was not picked up, however Delaney went on to co-write and co-star in Catastrophe with Sharon Horgan, taking inspiration for the show from their own lives. Much obliged to you, wonderful Henry, for investing as much energy with us as you did.