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NBC’s Richard Engel Reveals His 6-Year-Old Son Henry Has Passed Away In Heartbreaking Post

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The dreaded day has arrived for Richard Engel and his family. The NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent took to Twitter Thursday to share the heartbreaking news that his son, Henry Thomas Engel, whom he shares with wife Mary Forrest, has passed.

He explained in his post: See the full post (below): Just 6 years old… Unimaginable. Related: Anne Heche’s Oldest Son Releases Emotional Statement Following Her Tragic Death It was the end of a five-year battle little Henry has been fighting with Rett Syndrome, a rare illness made even rarer by the fact he, as a boy, had it.

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation describes the syndrome as: According to the National Health Service, Rett Syndrome affects roughly one in every 12,000 girls born each year, and is seen even less frequently among boys.

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