Star's tribute to online sensation
Published 07/05/2015 | 15:46
Hollywood star Ryan Gosling has sent flowers to the girlfriend of the man who became an online sensation after posting video clips of the actor apparently refusing to eat cereal.
Ryan McHenry, who died at the weekend aged 27 after a two-year battle with cancer, got the idea while eating cereal and watching Gosling in the hit film Drive and realised that by holding his spoon in front of the screen he could make it appear the actor was refusing to eat.
He also used the videos to highlight his own struggle with cancer before his death.
His girlfriend Joanne McGuinness posted a picture of the bouquet on Facebook with the message: " My darling, flowers arrived today with a beautiful message about how wonderful you are.
"They were from Ryan Gosling, looks like you are best buds!
"You made all this happen so when I look at them I know that they are really from you.
"So thank you, I love them x."
After the news of Mr McHenry's death emerged, Gosling posted a video of himself tucking into a bowl of cereal and told his fans: "My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry's family and friends.
"Feel very lucky to have been a part of his life in some small way."
A group of the film-maker's friends have set up a page for donations to the cancer charity Sarcoma UK in his memory, saying there was "nothing more appropriate to honour Ryan's life than by making a positive impact on the lives of others suffering from this disease".
Mr McHenry was originally from Dumfries but later moved to Glasgow.