Ryan Reynolds Mourns Father’s Death with Touching Photo Tribute: ‘RIP Pops’

28 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Ryan Reynolds Mourns the Death of His Father, James Reynolds, and Shares a Heartwarming Childhood Photo.

According to the online obituary, his father “passed away peacefully” at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, British Columbia, on Sunday “with family and friends at his side.” He was 74. He is survived by his brother and sister, his wife and Ryan’s mom Tammy Reynolds, the actor and the couple’s three other sons, plus six grandchildren, including Ryan and wife Blake Lively’s first child and 10-month-old daughter, also named James. “Despite health challenges that could have slowed him down, Jim was a strong and passionate man who lived life to the fullest,” the obituary read. “His spirit, stories and memories live on in his sons and grandkids.” No formal memorial service is planned and in lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations be made to the Michael J.

Ryan’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that causes tremors and has no cure, in 1995, NBC’s Today show reported. Reynolds. 1941-2015 If possible, please donate/support: http://www.michaeljfox.org,” he wrote. “I think one of the interesting things about having a family member who’s diagnosed with this particular disease, who isn’t really engaging in an active fight against it, it kind of galvanized everybody else to seek resources,” he added. “And for [MY FAMILY], in a strange way, it’s really kind of brought us together.”

That year, he announced he would run the New York City Marathon to rally support for the cause. “While I’ll probably never fully understand Michael’s struggle, I’ve had a first-hand peek behind the curtain of Parkinson’s. Fox Foundation, which raises awareness for Parkinson’s disease. (Ryan revealed last year that his dad had been battling the disease for over 20 years.) Last year, Ryan opened up about his father during an interview with Time magazine. “[He was] the toughest man alive: a former cop, former boxer and full-time landmine. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family and in return, you were expected to do what he said, often before he said it,” Ryan said in November 2014. “In a word, he was scary.

His golden years robbed without explanation,” Ryan wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed. “Witnessing my Dad suffer over the years galvanized my need to step up.” His confused eyes darted spastically between all four boys in shock, disbelief and directionless anger,” Reynolds said. “What he was in fact looking at, were four young men, sitting at a dinner table, each, with a freshly pierced ear.”

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