Actor Ryan Reynolds has released a statement mourning Connor McGrath, a Deadpool fan who recently passed away from cancer.
Reynolds became acquainted with McGrath through the Make-A-Wish foundation. The pair remained friends for three years. According to the actor, McGrath was the first fan to see a rough cut of Deapool prior to its release.
"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," Reynolds said on Facebook. Reynolds also urged his fans to make donations to Make-A-Wish in Connor's name.