Sad news from The Today Show as NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel confirmed his son Henry was dead at the tender age of six. Less than half an hour ago, The Today Show took to Instagram to pen a beautiful tribute as they sent all of their love to Richard Engel during this difficult time. What happened to the journalist’s son that caused him to die at such a young age?
NBC News: Richard Engel’s Son Henry Dead At Age 6
Richard Engel took to his Twitter account this morning to confirm his six-year-old son Henry was dead. NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent shared a beautiful photo of his son with his statement on his son’s passing.
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.”
On a page remembering and honoring his son, young Henry was described as “a beautiful child and a true hero for fighting Rett syndrome and inspiring researchers to find a treatment.”
Sadly, Richard Engel’s son Henry was diagnosed with a genetic brain disorder called Rett syndrome when he was just a toddler. At this point in time, there is no treatment or cure for this disorder.
Check out the video down below to learn more about Henry’s rare medical condition:
Rest in peace, Henry Engel.
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