December 19, 2022, 2:52 PM
The actor, 59, dressed up in his famous pirate role to surprise fan Kori Parkin-Stovell, who is battling heart disease. Picture: YouTube
Johnny Depp has made a fan’s dream come true by stepping back into the shoes of his famous Pirate of the Caribbean character to entertain the terminally ill 11-year-old boy.
Johnny Depp dressed up as his famous role as Jack Sparrow to record a message for a terminally ill fan.
The actor, 59, dressed up in his famous pirate role to surprise fan Kori Parkin-Stovell, who is battling heart disease.
The 11-year-old boy from Ripley, Derbyshire received a special phone call as well as a dedicated video from the Hollywood star.
Pirates of the Caribbean fan and YouTuber, Kori, had two unsuccessful heart transplants and decided against having a third. The boy is now in hospice care with his family.
Johnny Depp dressed up as his famous role as Jack Sparrow to record a message for a terminally ill fan. Image: Youtube The 11-year-old boy from Ripley, Derbyshire received a special phone call as well as a dedicated video from the Hollywood star. Picture: Youtube
Johnny Depp said in his message uploaded to Kori’s YouTube channel: “Wishing you luck, I’m your number one fan Captain Kori, all my respect and love. »
Alluding to Kori’s hopes of gaining new subscribers, Johnny added, “Captain Kori, I get it you’re quite the YouTube channel man, or you will be.
“So what I’m saying is I’ll be happy to follow your YouTube channel and I’ll tell all my friends to follow your YouTube channel. »
He added, “I will be there watching every moment and watching moments with you. »
It is reported that during his phone call with the youngster, Johnny pretended to be on a pirate ship and even “knighted” the boy with his sword.
Johnny Depp played the character Captain Jack Sparrow in five Pirates of the Caribbean films from 2003 to 2017. Image: Getty
Kori was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Her first heart transplant in March 2018 was rejected and after a painful operation in January this year her body rejected her second heart.
It was decided, after discussions with his family and the medical team, that Kori would not move on with another.
Kori’s mum, Kerrylee, said: ‘We make the most of the time we have left by not going to school – bonus – not really doing housework, living in our pajamas and just us really boring.
“We are just focused on making life as enjoyable as possible and having as much fun as possible when we can. »
Source : BBN NEWS