Rob Delaney wants to buy the home his son died in

Rob Delaney wants to buy the home his son died in credit:Bang Showbiz
Rob Delaney wants to buy the home his son died in credit:Bang Showbiz

Rob Delaney wants to buy the home his son died in.

In 2018, the actor tragically lost his two-year-old son Henry after a battle with brain cancer and Rob revealed he asked the landlord to let him know if he ever plans to sell the property as Rob wants to buy it and spend his own final moments there in the future.

Speaking to Lauren Laverne on 'Desert Island Discs', Rob said: "We don't live there any more but when we moved out I asked the landlord, 'Listen, if you are ever going to sell this place will you let me know first because I would like to buy it', so when I'm 81 I can crawl in here and die, in the same room that my son died in, that my other son was born in."

Rob spoke about the final months that he, his wife Leah and their other two sons spent with Henry.

He said: "He did have a good death. His final months – we had four-and-a-half of them where we knew he was going to die – his brothers were just so into him.

"They all loved each other so much… I watched a four and a six-year-old hold their brother's dead body, I watched them take unbelievable care of him and learn difficult things because he required really intense things to take care of him.

"I just hate thinking about them not having him. I really hate it.

"They talk about him all the time and they love him, and they smile when they talk about him and they love to look at ¬pictures of him and he is very much part of our lives.

"I don't know what words to use, don't care. I talk to him. I don't know if he hears me. It doesn't matter... He is my son, I am his dad and I love him."

The American actor also revealed he and Leah have been unable to leave London, because it holds too many memories of Henry.

He said: "For so many reasons... one of which is I like to go put my hands on the slide at the playground that Henry slid down.

"I like to see [the] nurses, periodically bump into them, that took care of him. So London is very important to me and London took very good care of him."

Desert Island Discs airs on BBC Radio 4 at 10am on Sunday (07.07.24) and is also available on BBC Sounds.