William Elliot "Will" Reeve Is The Spitting Image Of Christopher Reeve, His Dad
When you have kids, there is a high likelihood that at least one of them will grow up to become a spitting image of you. It's quite fascinating, really. We have seen a lot of children who have such an uncanny resemblance to their famous parents. See some of them in the video below.
One of such interesting instances that recently made the news was Will Reeves. Unfortunately, he lost his father at a very young age. He was spotted at a charity event, and one thing people quickly noticed was how much he looks like his late father. Christopher Reeve.
Christopher D'Olier Reeve
Christopher Reeve was a famous actor, producer, film director, and activist. He is most popular for his role as the classic DC comic book superhero, Superman. He also starred in other films such as The Bostonians and Sweet Smart. During his acting career, he won several awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the television remake of Rear Window (1998).
In 1985, Reeve took an interest in horse riding, a passion which he pursued for many years. However, in 1995, he was involved in a horseback riding accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He eventually passed away in 2004 at the age of 52.
Christopher and Dana Reeve
In 1992, a few months after separating from his former partner Gae Exton, Reeve met and got married to Dana Morosini. Not long after, the couple gave birth to their first child William Elliot "Will" Reeve.
Dana was right there by his side as he recovered from his accident until he eventually passed away. Before he died, the actor set up the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation aimed at supporting research for spinal cord injury cure.
Dana headed the foundation after Reeve's death. However, a year later, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and eventually died on March 6th, 2006. The foundation was consequently renamed the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Will was only 11-years-old when his father passed away. After graduating from college years later, he dabbled in acting for a while but eventually settled down in sports broadcasting.
He was recently spotted at the annual fundraising gala in honor of his late parents' organization. This year, the event was hosted by actor Jerry O'Connell.
One cannot deny that the 25-year-old bore a striking resemblance to his famous dad when he was at that age. The facial structure and chiseled jawline are almost identical.
The Reeve foundation not only helps find a way to cure spinal cord injuries but also runs The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), which offers a free informational support to victims. It is pretty clear that this is a cause that Will holds dear.