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Rob Delaney remembers late son Henry in heartbreaking post on what would have been his first day at school

Rob Delaney’s son Henry passed away in January 2018 (Picture: Twitter)

Rob Delaney has shared a post in remembrance of his late son Henry on what would have been his first day at school.

Henry tragically passed away in January 2018, aged two, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour two years prior.

Posting on Twitter, the Catastrophe star wrote: ‘Today would have been our son Henry’s first day of reception.

‘Would’ve loved to see him in his little uniform like his big brothers. [heart] to all parents & siblings of wee ones who’ve died.’

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After Henry was diagnosed in 2016, the toddler underwent surgery to remove the tumour and spent 15 months in hospital – but were told by doctors the cancer had returned in autumn 2017.

Seven months away after Henry passed away in January, Rob’s wife Leah gave birth to their fourth child together.

The actor, known for playing Rob Norris in Catastrophe, previously shared a photo to remember son Henry in December last year after spending their first Christmas without him.

Rob Delaney with wife Leah in 2018 (Picture: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

‘The day itself was okay,’ Rob wrote. ‘Maybe because there were so many horrible, painful days leading up to it; we must have hit our quota or something. We talked about him a lot & included his memory throughout the day.’

He added: ‘I speak publicly about Henry in an effort to destigmatise grief. My family is sad & in pain because our beautiful 2 yr old died after a long illness Why wouldn’t we be sad? Why wouldn’t we be angry and confused?’

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