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Christopher Reeve’s son lost both his parents by the age of 13 but today, he is all grown up and looks just like his “Superman” dad

Many kids have grown up to look just like their celebrity parents.

From Michael J Fox’s twin daughters to Julia Roberts’s lookalike teen daughter and even Elvis Presely’s grandson; there is a lot of celebrity offspring making us do a double-take when we look at them.

But, in the case of Will, Christopher Reeve’s son, he’s not only the spitting image of his father but is working hard to continue his father’s inspirational legacy.

Tragically, Christopher Reeve’s youngest son was forced to deal with the sad news that his parents pa/ssed away when he was just 13.

Christopher Reeve as Superman in a scene from the film “Superman” 1978. (Image: Getty)

He was just 13 when his mother d!ed, leaving him orphaned

According to People, Will hadn’t even turned 3 when his father was paralyzed in 1995 and was 11 years old when Christopher passed away in 2004.

Tra/gedy struck again when his mother, Dana Reeve, d!ed of lung cancer at 44. With that, he lost both of his parents in just 17 months.

Will Reeve

Christopher and Dana’s son, William Elliot “Will” Reeve, was born on June 7, 1992. Sadly, Will was just 13 years old when he was left an orphan.

But today, Will has grown up to look just like his father – but until now has kept largely out of the spotlight.

Will has finished his education and has a blossoming career in the sports news industry.

Over a decade later, Will is all grown up, and has clearly inherited his father’s good looks; the resemblance is uncanny.

But that isn’t the most remarkable thing about this young man but the fact that he is continuing the good work his parents started.

Will could have gone downhill or off the rails after suffering such trauma at such a young age but thanks to his parents’ strong guidance and his own strength of character he did not allow himself to descend into darkness.

“There’s something my father used to say and which I use frequently today to not only honor his legacy, but to imbue a new generation with his timeless spirit: ‘A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles,’” he said.

Like his dad, Will had a love of sports. He is a contributor to ESPN’s SportsCenter, a job he promised his parents he would achieve.

He got the job after interning at Good Morning America’ and working there as a production assistant while attending Middlebury College.

He continues the work his parents started, looking to find new therapies and helping to lead the fundraising for more breakthroughs in technology for spinal injury patients through the foundation.

In 2018, Will talked about a letter he had written to himself after his parents d!ed.

“I’ve got good news and bad news. I’ll start with the bad, because you always need to know exactly what’s going on, no matter what. That won’t change, by the way. The bad news is: You’re at the lowest point of your life. You’re in a hospital room in New York City, and you’ve just said your final goodbye to Mom,” he wrote. “You’re 13. She’s 44. Lung cancer. Never smoked. Gone, just like Dad, who d!ed a year-and-a-half ago, which at the time was the lowest you had been. Now you’re at a new bottom and you’re terrified and confused and just so sad. But! Here’s the good news: this is the low point. There’s nowhere to go but up, and that’s exactly where you’re headed.”