Wrexham fan Jay Fear dies aged 45 after cancer battle as emotional Ryan Reynolds posts tribute


RYAN REYNOLDS led the tributes after Wrexham fan Jay Fear died aged 45 following a battle with cancer.

Fear was diagnosed with terminal appendix cancer in January, despite having previously received the all clear.

INSTAGRAM / @vancityreynoldsRyan Reynolds met late Wrexham fan Jay Fear last month[/caption]

After hearing of Fear’s story, Hollywood A-lister Reynolds invited him to a Wrexham match last month.

Fear had revealed that he was a huge fan of the 46-year-old, and that he would love to meet him at a game.

After seeing the interview with Fear, Reynolds vowed “I’ll find him”.

The pair subsequently had pictures taken together, with Reynolds arranging tickets and meeting all of the family.

Following Fear’s passing this week, Reynolds took to social media to pay tribute.

Posting pictures of himself with Fear and his family, the actor wrote: “So grateful to have spent time with Jay Fear. He didn’t have much of it left.

“The fact he shared that time so freely with others is something I’ll never take for granted and never forget.

“This man lived.

INSTAGRAM / @vancityreynoldsThe Hollywood A-lister posed for snaps with Jay and his family[/caption]

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“Sending all my love, respect and condolences to Deb, Jess and Sam.”

Reynolds then added on his Instagram Story: “RIP Jay Fear. One of the bravest, kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met.

“Deb, Sam and Jess, thank you for sharing your dad with me. I know how inadequate words must be given your enormous loss.

“Sending you all our love from my family, Wrexham and beyond.

“I loved every second I spent with Jay.”

After meeting the Wrexham co-owner, Fear spoke of his family, saying: “They are the ones that are going to remember what happened for the rest of their lives.

“I just hope this is a core memory that they’ll never forget.”

Following Reynolds’ social media post, plenty of his followers posted kind words for Jay and his loved ones.

One wrote: “Blessings on Jay and his family.”

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While a second commented: “Really sad to hear that Jay has passed away. Best wishes to his family and friends.”

Another added: “I’m glad Mr.Fear had that special time with you Ryan. I’m sure it meant so much to him and family. Sad to hear of his passing. My respects to his family. May he rest in peace.”

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