Christopher Reeve donned his superhero suit in the 1970s for the film Superman. His film adaptations were such a great success that he even played the role of Man of Steel four times.
The world would have seen more of him if he had not been paralyzed after falling from his jumping horse. The star and philanthropist died in 2004 at the age of 52, almost a decade later after his accident. His three children are now adults and remain committed to Christopher’s charity: more research into back injuries.
Last week was the annual collection for the fund. The Reeve Fund has already invested more than US$65 million in research. There, his 31-year-old son, Will Reeve, told People that people always say he looks exactly like his late father.
Will is an ABC News correspondent and continued about his late parents: “I take that as a compliment. It means people see us in a positive light. Both my parents were beautiful, inside and out. And if I look like them in any way, that’s nice.”
Christopher also has a daughter and a son from a previous relationship. Alexandra Reeve Givens is 39 years old and appeared in the film Rear Window. 43-year-old Matthew Reeve is a filmmaker and known for Providence. They also look like him, albeit a little less.
Here in the People article are photos of Will Reeve. The above YouTube video from FactsVerse tells more about the family – and the fund.