Ryan Reynolds is sadly mourning the loss of his father, James Reynolds.
The 39-year-old actor's dad has passed away after battling Parkinson's disease, Ryan announced via Twitter on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26.
"RIP Pops. James C. Reynolds. 1941-2015," the Definitely, Maybe star wrote alongside a photo of James holding Ryan as a baby. The actor also tweeted a link to donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which raises awareness for Parkinson's disease.
Ryan and his wife, actress Blake Lively, 28 — who married in September 2012 — recently welcomed their first child, daughter James, whom they named after Ryan's father.
James — who was reportedly diagnosed with Parkinson's more than 20 years ago — is survived by his wife, Tammy Reynolds and four sons.
Our thoughts are with Ryan and his family during this difficult time.