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Keanu Reeves Posts Inspiring Facebook Message About How 'Life Is Worth Living' Despite Tragedy

Actor Keanu Reeves posted an inspiring reflection on his Facebook page on Saturday, detailing some of the tragedy that has beset his life. Alongside a picture of the A-lister sitting on a bench, the message revealed "my story," including how as a child Reeves' father left and he struggled with dyslexia at several schools.

The missive spoke about the death of his "closest friend" River Phoenix, as well the sadness of a stillborn child. Reeves also noted his sister's battle with leukemia, and that he gave 70 percent of his gains from the Matrix films to hospitals that treat the disease.

He concludes: "I am one of the only Hollywood stars without a Mansion. I don't have any bodyguards and do not wear fancy clothes. And even though I'm worth $100 million, I still ride the subway and I love it! So in the end, I think we can all pretty well agree that even in the face of tragedy, a stellar person can thrive. No matter what's going on in your life, you can overcome it! Life is worth living."

The post has thus far garnered more than a million 'likes' on the social network.

"Most people know me, but don't know my story. At the age of 3, I watched my father leave. I attended four different...

Posted by Keanu Reeves Online on Saturday, 21 November 2015