Johnny Depp Makes Dying Fan’s Dream Come True With Captain Jack Sparrow Surprise

Johnny Depp has reprised his legendary pirate Captain Jack Sparrow role to fulfil the wishes of a terminally ill child.
Credit: Kraken the Box via YouTube

Johnny Depp has reprised his role as the legendary pirate Captain Jack Sparrow to make a dying fan’s dream come true.

The movie star, 59, has faced difficult times in recent years due to allegations about his private life, but millions of his loyal fans have stood by his side.

One such supporter is 11-year-old Kori, a huge Pirates of the Caribbean fan who has sadly undergone two unsuccessful heart transplants.

Having deciding not to face the ordeal of a third, he and his family do not know how long he has left to live.

However, Kori has some final wishes, one of which was to speak with his idol Captain Jack – and Depp did not disappoint. 

Watch Johnny Depp’s special message to Kori below…

Kori recently set up a YouTube channel called Kraken the Box, which already has nearly 190,000 subscribers, with Depp being one of them.

He turned back the clock and got into character as Captain Jack and recorded a special message for Kori.

He said: “I wish you the best of luck.

“I am your number one fan, Captain Kori.

“All the respect and love, mate.”

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Depp also said that he is encouraging his friends to follow Kori’s YouTube channel, which Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has already done.

Kori’s mum, Pixi, said the message – organised by the Make-A-Wish Foundation – was ‘amazing’ and had offered the family a glimmer of light in an otherwise horribly dark time.

She said surgeons provided Kori, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a new heart in 2018 but his body rejected it.

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart.

As the baby develops during pregnancy, the left side of the heart does not form correctly.

Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp got back into character as Captain Jack Sparrow in order to fulfil a terminally ill child’s wishes. Credit: Walt Disney

He underwent a second surgery in January last year, but after a ‘traumatic and painful’ procedure, his body again did not accept the new organ.

She told the BBC: “He has always stated if he ever needed another transplant, it is something he would never go through again so the second they told me the news, I knew this was only ever going to go one way.

“There is no cure now.

“The first transplant wasn’t easy but it went quite well. The second one was extremely traumatic for him.

“It was extremely painful and drawn-out and he had to learn to walk and talk [again].

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“He said he would much rather pass away than have to go through anything like that ever, ever again.

“It wasn’t just his decision, it was with the medical team as well, and it wasn’t taken lightly, but he has had a big part in this decision and he understands what is going to happen.”

Kori is now in palliative care and they are preparing for what they expect to be Kori’s final Christmas.

Pixi said: “Every meal we make him, we don’t know if it will be his last. Every time we tuck him up in bed it could be the last time.

“It’s devastating. I’ve sobbed, I have prayed, I got angry thinking what was the point of Kori going through all of this just to pass away.

“He is very positive and we are making the most of the time we have left.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.