MARVEL actor Eka Darville is mourning the loss of his 10-year-old son who tragically died after battling cancer.
The actor, known for his roles in “Jessica Jones” and “Power Rangers,” announced earlier this year that Mana, 10, had been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.
The Planet of the Apes star put his career on hold as the family moved to the US, where Mana underwent several treatments.
Darville’s mother, Malaika, announced the boy’s death in a heartbreaking video posted to a GoFundMe page.
She said: “I still wanted to come together in this prayer because he will always be with us and he is still with us.”
“You can imagine the extent of sadness and grief from Eka, Lila and Lila’s parents, his grandparents, me and his little brothers.
“But at the same time there is a lot of joy. There is a lot of peace.”
“There is great silence in the house after such a long battle of 463 days since the whole ordeal began. And now he is free. Now he’s dancing in the light.”
“We all see it, we feel it, and I know that many of you, like me, have loved Mana forever.”
“Mana has managed to touch more hearts than most people in a lifetime.
“And he will continue to touch hearts with his story, courage, strength and wisdom reaching into the highest frequencies of the ascended masters, the angelic realms, the angels and the light, helping people pour our love into his soul. “
The ordeal began last year when the actor’s son collapsed on the beach.
The boy continued to suffer seizures and was hospitalized in January when he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
The actor shared updates throughout Mana’s battle with the disease and earlier this month he revealed that Mana is still fighting.
He said: “Three grueling surgeries, two continents, countless therapies and Mana’s undeniable will… 8 months later he is still with us. He’s still fighting.”
“We’ve been on an absolute odyssey over the last six months, with ups and downs that have stretched our ability to be ‘human’ beyond any limits we thought we had.”
“We witnessed true miracles when Mana was unable to walk, did ninja rolls off the edge of the bed, climbed rocks, swam, and not only got out of the wheelchair but also ran without help!”
“The great news is that after months of stability and miraculous progress in his physical rehabilitation, the tumor has fought its way back and is growing faster than ever before.”
“In the face of this latest challenge, we remain steadfast in our commitment to his full recovery and will accept nothing less.”