Ryan Gosling pays tribute to the guy who made 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal'
Ryan Gosling has paid tribute to the guy who created the simply brilliant clips 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal'.
The creator, a guy named Ryan McHenry from Glasgow, passed away at the weekend from cancer aged 27.
In McHenry's videos the Canadian actor is seen in many of his famous films turning his head away in disgust at spoonfuls of cereal.
The spoofs were simple but brilliant, and in a fitting tribute Gosling created a Vine of himself preparing and eating his cereal, proving he does have a semblance of humour.
He also tweeted the following.
My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry's family and friends. Feel very lucky to have been apart of his life in some small way.— Ryan Gosling (@RyanGosling) May 5, 2015
McHenry was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and was very candid about his struggles with the disease.
He regularly posted images and clips to social media detailing his experiences.
Naysun Alae-Carew, 29, a friend of Mr McHenry, said: "It's the most fitting send-off any of his friends or family could have hoped for. It was something he had always talked about.
"A few weeks ago Ryan Gosling acknowledged the vines for the first time and Ryan McHenry was really happy about it.
"To have this is just amazing and for us and particularly his family it just really validates how much Ryan gave. They are just vines to make people laugh but to have Ryan Gosling respond just shows the effect that Ryan McHenry had on the world."
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".
The page has already raised more than £3,300 towards its £7,500 target.
Mr Alae-Carew said: "He had always talked to us about wanting to raise money when he was feeling better but that never happened, and we wanted to do something positive in his memory."
Mr McHenry was originally from Dumfries but later moved to Glasgow.