Recently, the NBC News chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel shared the heartbreaking news of her son Henry’s passing away on the social media platform Twitter on Tuesday.
Richard’s baby boy, Henry passed away at the age of 6 after a battle with Rett syndrome. Continue reading further to know everything about the cause behind the death of Richard’s son Henry.
Richard Engel’s son Henry died after battling Rett syndrome
On Thursday, the 48-year-old announced the sad news of his son Henry’s death on the micro-blogging site Twitter. He penned a heartfelt caption alongside a beautiful picture of his baby Henry.
Richard tweeted, “Our beloved son Henry passed away. He had the softest blue eyes, an easy smile and a contagious giggle. We always surrounded him with love and he returned it, and so much more. Mary and Richard.”
In a separate tweet, Richard went on to say, “Researchers are making amazing progress using Henry’s cells to help cure RETT Syndrome so others don’t have to endure this terrible disease.”
Richard also added a link to Texas Children’s Hospital, which is fundraising for the cause. As per the fundraiser page, Richard’s son Henry left for the heavenly abode on August 9, 2022.
Richard shared a health update about his son earlier this summer
This year, Richard shared a rare health update about his son Henry’s health condition and he stated that his son’s health had taken a turn for the worse after developing dystonia. As per Mayo Clinic, it is “a movement disorder in which your muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movements.”
At that point, the journalist talked about his son Henry’s health and said, “He was in the hospital for 6 weeks, but is now home and getting love from brother Theo.” Richard first talked about his son Henry’s diagnosis in the year 2017.
How did the fans react to the demise of Richard’s son Henry?
One user wrote, “Rest in peace Henry Engle, son of Richard Engel. Passed away yesterday at the age of six from a serious serious disease. Prayers for the Engles first son. I pray Jesus brings comfort to this family.”
Followed by a user who penned, “My heart goes out to Richard Engel and his wife on the passing of their beautiful 6 year old son, Henry. Life can be brutally unkind and unfair at times. May Henry live forever in their memories.”
A user went on to say, “Richard Engel‘s son Henry has gained his wings Henry fought a valent battle May he rest in power.” Another user tweeted, “The question of why Richard Engel hasn’t been seen reporting from a faraway war zone recently comes with a tragic answer. Condolences to Richard and his family.”
These were a few reactions of the fans to the passing away of the Richard’s son Henry. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Henry Engel during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.