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Ryan Reynolds Back to Work After His Father’s Funeral

By Julie Fink
Posted On Nov 06, 2015
Ryan Reynolds Back to Work After His Father’s Funeral

Our beloved Ryan Reynolds is back to work after the recent loss of his father (hugs). James C. Reynolds passed away on October 28th at the age of 74 from Parkinson’s disease after a long 20-year battle.

A few years back, Reynolds talked about his father’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease to ET.

“My father suffered from Parkinson’s for about 15 years so, you know, I think a lot of people say, ‘How do you deal with that, and how do you — what’s the day to day like?'” he shared. “And you know, I usually say that the most important thing is finding something that can allow you to kind of get an outlet for that kind of aggravation, because the people who are around someone who’s inflicted with an awful disease like Parkinson’s disease, you know, it’s difficult for them too.”

Reynolds got involved with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2008 and now sits on the Board of Directors.

The Deadpool actor took to Twitter, asking his fans to donate to Parkinson’s research in honor of his father. You can follow Ryan @VancityReynolds to donate or visit michaeljfox.org.

Ryan is back in Vancouver for re-shoots on Deadpool, the highly anticipated Marvel adventure, which includes both the X-Men and the Avengers. Reynolds took time to greet his young fans before diving back in.

Ryan Reynolds Greeting his young fans on set of Deadpool
Photo Credit: @VancityReynolds

We are so glad to see you back and wish you well Ryan!