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Ryan Reynolds Remembers Young Fan Who Died of Cancer With Touching Post

"He went way too early and it's impossible to reconcile. Connor was a great friend, a great son, and a light to the people lucky enough to know him. While repeatedly punching cancer in the balls, he made everyone laugh. Including the entire staff who cared for him at Edmonton's Stollery Children's Hospital," Ryan Reynolds wrote on Facebook

  | April 30, 2016 09:44 IST (Canada)
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Highlights

  • Mr Reynolds revealed that the young fan was the first one to see Deadpool
  • Ryan Reynolds wrote a lengthy, emotional post on Facebook on Friday
  • 13-year-old Connor McGrath died of cancer in Canada
Actor Ryan Reynolds has paid an emotional tribute to his late fan and "great friend", 13-year-old Connor McGrath, who recently died after a battle with cancer in Canada.
The Deadpool actor first met Connor and his family through the Make-A-Wish foundation three years ago and the pair became close friends before he died earlier this week.

Paying tribute to his "great friend", Mr Reynolds wrote on Facebook: "For three straight years, my friend, Connor McGrath drop-kicked cancer... Not sure how... Maybe the cancer cheated... But the fight came to an end two nights ago."
He added: "He went way too early and it's impossible to reconcile. Connor was a great friend, a great son, and a light to the people lucky enough to know him."
Read his entire post:

Mr Reynolds also revealed that Connor was the first person to see Deadpool after he surprised him with a rough cut of the movie before its release and the actor believes that his late friend embodied all of the best parts of the comic book character.


 
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