Ryan Reynolds writes touching tribute to young Deadpool fan

The 13-year-old sadly passed away earlier this week

Ryan Reynolds has written a heartbreaking tribute to a 13-year-old Deadpool fan. The teenager sadly passed away last week due to acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Diagnosed aged 10, Connor McGrath requested to meet his idol, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds through the Make A Wish Foundation.

Taking to Facebook to share his memories of McGrath, Reynolds described the 13-year-old as his “friend” and “a light to the people that knew him.” He also urges those reading he tribute to donate to the Make A Wish Foundation. You can see the full Facebook post below.

Recently, Ryan Reynolds came to the rescue of a cinema in Utah that was fined for serving drinks during a screening of his movie Deadpool.

AP reports he donated $5,000 towards a fundraiser for movie theatre Brewvies’s legal bills. He also tweeted his support for the Salt Lake City venue, writing “Thank god, they’ve found a way to legislate fun.” Brewies was hit with a $25,000 fine and could risk losing its liquor license for violating a state obscenity law.

It was announced on April 14 that Reynolds will officially reprise his role as the potty-mouthed antihero Deadpool in a forthcoming sequel, 20th Century Fox has confirmed.

‘Deadpool’ has been the surprise hit of the year so far, taking nearly $755m (£533m) at the box office around the world, on a comparatively tiny budget of just $58m ($41m).