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Ryan Reynolds' Father Dies; Actor Asks Fans to Donate to Parkinson's Charity

Ryan Reynolds' Father Dies; Actor Asks Fans to Donate to Parkinson's Charity
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Actor Ryan Reynolds' father James Reynolds has died after a 20-year struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Ryan posted a touching photo on Twitter of his father holding him as a baby, along with a message asking for donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

"RIP Pops. James C. Reynolds. 1941-2015 If possible, please donate/support: http://www.michaeljfox.org."

Ryan is on the board of directors of the charity.

Reynolds opened up about his father's battle on "Today" last year, explaining that his dad rarely acknowledged the disease.

"My father really hasn't ever said he has Parkinson's disease," Reynolds said. "He comes from a pretty prideful generation, and he doesn't really talk about it too much. But, he's maybe said it once or twice out loud."

He continued, "I think one of the interesting things about having a family member who's diagnosed with this particular disease, who isn't really engaging in an active fight against it, it kind of galvanized everybody else to seek resources. And for [my family], in a strange way, it's really kind of brought us together."

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