In an earlier video with Make-A-Wish, Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow and addressed the young man as “Captain Kori,” declaring that he was his number one fan.
A devoted fan is receiving one more farewell message from Johnny Depp.
The 60-year-old actor posted a lengthy tribute to the 11-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean fan Kori Stovell on Tuesday. Kori was born with a heart problem and was in hospice care after two heart transplant attempts failed.
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My fellow skipper, sail on! By giving your life, you honoured us. Depp posted a black-and-white video of Kori along with the message, “You humbled and astounded us with the fortitude and strength to be able to grin through it all.
While working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in December, Depp previously referred to the child as “Captain Kori” during one of their video chats. He also made a special video for the 11-year-old and posted it to his YouTube channel, Kraken The Box.
With grace, humour, an inexplicable understanding, and unmatched decency, you’ve demonstrated to each of us how to stay on the cutting edge, the actor added in his message this week.
Hey, mate, you’re a fighter. On the highest of oceans, we’ll re-connect. To you and your family, I will always be full of love and respect. X JD, Finally, Depp said.
In addition to watching the Pirates films repeatedly “during his multiple heart surgeries and subsequent recovery periods,” Kori was a “massive” lover of Jack Sparrow, the source told PEOPLE at the time.
The left side of the young Pirates fan’s heart was underdeveloped at birth due to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which was present at birth. According to BBC, he had heart transplants in 2018 and 2020, but both of the organs were rejected by his body.