IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A dear fan who passed away at the age of 11 from an incurable heart condition has been honoured by Johnny Depp. The famous actor wrote a lengthy obituary for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ fan Kori Stovell and posted it on his Instagram story.
Keep sailing, my fellow captain! With your life, you gave us honour. Depp, 60, posted a video of Kori in black and white along with the message, “You humbled and astounded us with the fortitude and spirit to be able to grin through it all.
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Who was Kori Stovell?
Johnny Depp‘s portrayal of the pirate Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series had a devoted fan in Kori Stovell. The young boy had two heart transplants that had failed and was in palliative care due to a birth defect in his heart.
In his post this week, Depp continued, “To stay ahead of the curve with grace, humour, an incomprehensible understanding, and unparalleled dignity,” as reported by BBC News. Depp had previously referred to the boy as “Captain Kori” during one of their video calls in December of last year in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “You are a fighter, mate… On the highest of seas, we will reunite. I will always have the utmost regard and love for you and your family, X JD,” Depp exclaimed.
According to reports, Make-A-Wish contacted Depp in December with “a timely ask,” as Kori was receiving palliative care. Depp wished the young man luck in the video while dressed as the movie’s protagonist, Captain Jack Sparrow. I hope things go well for you. In the video, he declared, “Capt Kori, I am your biggest fan.
While undergoing heart surgery, Kori watched “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.
When the movie originally debuted, a source who could be reached by People reported that Kori was a “massive” Jack Sparrow fan who regularly watched the series “during his multiple heart surgeries and subsequent recovery periods.”