So handsome! Will Reeve, the son of late Superman star Christopher Reeve and late actress Dana Reeve, was just 12 years old when his famous father sadly passedy away at age 52 in October 2004. And now, 14 years later, Will, 26, is all grown up and seriously the spitting image of his dad, Christopher. Watch the video above to see Will now and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
In 1995, Christopher was in a tragic horse riding accident that left him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Following his injury, the actor founded the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to support research and treatment for spinal cord injuries. After Will’s mother, Dana, passed away from lung cancer in March 2006 at age 44, the organization was renamed the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Last November, Will was photographed walking the red carpet and delivering a speech at the annual Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation fundraising gala in NYC which, of course, honored his parents and their charitable legacy. At the 2017 event, Will was joined by his older half-brother, Matthew Reeve, 38. Matthew and his sister, Alexandra Reeve Givens, 34, are Christopher’s children from a previous relationship with Gae Exton.
During a previous exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Will opened up about his late dad and revealed the big screen hero didn’t let paralysis prevent him from being a great parent.
“He taught me how to ride a bike, just by telling me. He couldn’t physically help me ride a bike because he was in a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him and me from having one of the quintessential father-son experiences. He told me to put my trust in him. I did, and I succeeded,” Will told Closer.
Today, Christopher’s three children continue to honor his legacy. In 2015, Alexandra and her husband, Garren Givens, welcomed their first child and named the baby Christopher Russel Reeve Givens after her late father.
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