Ryan Reynolds Dad Dies, Asks Fans To Donate To Parkinson’s Foundation (PHOTO)
Ryan Reynolds announced his dad’s death on Twitter on Wednesday, and asked his fans, alongside a picture of his father, to donate to a Parkinson’s foundation. See the photo and Reynolds’ sweet message below.
Below an old photo of his father holding what appears to be Reynolds as a baby, the actor simply wrote, “RIP Pops. James C. Reynolds. 1941-2015,” adding, “If possible, please donate/support: http://www.michaeljfox.org.”
Reynolds revealed his father’s struggle with Parkinson’s Disease in an op-ed for the Huffington Post six years ago, titled “Why I’m Running The New York City Marathon.” In it, he wrote that his father Jim Reynolds had “spent the last 15 years in a life or death struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.”
Since then, the notoriously private actor has been very vocal about the need for more research on the debilitating and ultimately deadly disease, and has worked very close with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Reynolds credits the foundation for being an incredible resource for his father and family. The foundation was founded in 2000 by Fox, who has been dealing with Parkinson’s since his diagnosis in 1992, and it aims to find a cure for the disease.
Check out the picture below from Reynolds about his father’s passing, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.