You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Ryan Reynolds Writes Heartfelt Goodbye to ‘Deadpool’ Fan

Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week.

“Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. He was funny. And not just funny ‘for a kid’ – or funny ‘for a person battling something awful’. He had that… thing. That thing you see in great performers or comedy writers,” the actor wrote.

Reynolds called McGrath “Bubba” and McGrath would call Reynolds “Bubba2.” They met because McGrath loved Deadpool and he was the first person to see a rough cut of the film.

He added that before people blast him for showing an R-rated film to a 13-year old, “please know this kid knew more swear words than a British chef.”

“There were still huge sections with wires we hadn’t yet painted out, jokes which weren’t working (and still aren’t) and green screens. Connor didn’t seem to mind. And I’d never felt luckier to get to be Wade Wilson,” wrote Reynolds.

Wade Wilson, the main character in “Deadpool,” is a cancer patient that undergoes an experimental cure. The cure somewhat succeeds but also turns him into the “Merc with a Mouth.”

Reynolds wished McGrath could have “stuck around a lot longer.” He said that in a way McGrath reminded him of the superhero.

“In a certain sense he WAS Deadpool. Or, at least everything Deadpool aspires to be; balancing pain, fearlessness, love and a filthy (filthy!) sense of humor in one body,” he wrote.

The “Deadpool” star sent his condolences to the parents and family before signing off his emotional post with, “See ya down the road, Bubba.”

“Deadpool 2” is set to hit theaters in 2017.

More Film

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

  • Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in

    Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

  • SPENCER LOCKE as Melissa Rainier in

    CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to 'Insidious: The Last Key' (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional farewell on his Facebook to a 13-year-old Canadian fan who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reynolds had been visiting Connor McGrath for three years before the teenager’s battle with cancer came to an end earlier this week. “Connor was 13. But this kid… He was smart. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content