Richard Engel Son, Henry Thomas Engel, Dies at 6 from Brain Illness

Henry Thomas Engel, the son of journalist and author Richard Engel, died at the age of 6 after losing his fight with Rett Syndrome. Henry had been battling the condition since his birth but sadly died on August 9, 2022.

Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological and developmental disorder that alters how the brain develops. Seizures, pneumonia, malnutrition, and catastrophes are among the causes of death in patients with this condition.

What led to the passing of Henry Thomas Engel, the journalist Richard Engle’s son?

People all over the world have been heartbroken by the news of the death of 6-year-old Henry Thomas Engel. His father Richard Engel, a well-known journalist who covered the Syrian Civil War, the Arab Spring, and the Iraq War, announced his passing. Richard Engel said on Thursday that his 6-year-old son Henry had passed away after being diagnosed with Rett syndrome. H wrote ” “Henry, our dear son, passed dead. He had the most beautiful blue eyes, a friendly grin, and an infectious laugh “With a photo of his kid, Engel posted a message on Twitter. He was always surrounded by our affection, and he gave us so much more in return.

Henry was born with Rett syndrome, a rare hereditary neurological illness that causes significant physical and cognitive deficits, and it was discovered when he was a baby. He passed away on August 9 at the age of six.

Engel and his wife first noted changes in the youngster after six months, when Henry was unable to sit up alone. When Henry was unable to perform basic motor skills like walking, sitting, or standing and had difficulty speaking, they decided to have him tested to rule out Rett syndrome.

His condition deteriorated throughout the years, and he was even hospitalized for six weeks, but he was discharged because he was stable at the time. However, after a protracted battle, the six-year-old boy lost his fight with Rett Syndrome.

Condolences are being sent to Engels on Twitter and Facebook from people all across the world.

Henry Thomas Engel Age, Family, and Early Life

The date of Henry Thomas’s death indicates that he was 6 years old. He was born in September 2015 according to his father’s Wikipedia page. Engel was the son of Richard  Engel well knows journalist and author who has served as the network’s Middle East correspondent and Beirut bureau chief.

Henry Thomas Engel Family
Henry Thomas Engel Family

He also reported on the start of the 2003 war in Iraq for ABC News as a freelance journalist in Baghdad. Likewise, his mother is Mary Forrest. Henry was among two sons as henry has a  younger brother named Theodore who was born in August 2019. Sadly, Henry was born with Rett Syndrome.

Which school and college did he go to?

Due to the lack of public information available about him, we do not know his educational background. Thus, In the event that we receive more precise information about his educational background, we will update this section.

However, his father Richard Engel attended the Riverdale Country School, and later went to Stanford University.

Henry Thomas Engel Net Worth, How much does he earn?

He was a small child who largely relied on her parents to meet her daily nutritional needs when he was taken from them.

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Similarly, his father has an estimated net worth of $1.5 to 2 million most of which he has earned from his career.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

He was just 6 years old kid who could not be available on any social media platform for obvious reasoning.

However, his father Richard Engel is actively available on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with  45K+, 20.6K+, and 617.1K+ followers respectively.