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Christopher Reeve's Mom Gushes That Her Grandson William Is 'Just Like His Dad'

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Oct. 10 2014, Published 7:36 a.m. ET

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Superman star Christopher Reeve sadly passed away a decade ago, but his memory lives on through his “well-rounded and amiable” son.

“He’s a delightful guy with a lovely, big smile,” Barbara Johnson gushes to The National ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview about her 22-year-old grandson William “Will” Reeves.

“Just a delightful personality, like his dad in that respect,” she also notes of Will, who recently graduated from Vermont’s Middlebury College and now works as a writer for ESPN.

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The actor’s son has a “lovely, big smile” and bears a striking resemblance to his dad, continues Johnson. “He has a good sense of himself and what he wants to do.”

Will was just 12 when his actor father, who was paralyzed in a 1995 horseback riding accident, died of an infection at 52 years old. Tragically, Will’s mother passed away just 17 months later at 44 from lung cancer.

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“I never consciously viewed them as inspirations then, but their heroic efforts shaped who I am today and who I hope to become tomorrow,” Will has said of his parents.

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