RYAN REYNOLDS Pays Tribute To DEADPOOL Fan Who Died of Cancer

Ryan Reynolds and Connor McGrath
Ryan Reynolds and Connor McGrath
Credit: Ryan Reynolds

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.

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