Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Robert Redford’s son dead at 58

The son of acting legend Robert Redford has died at age 58 after a battle with liver cancer.

James Redford’s wife, Kyle, announced her husband’s death at their home in California on Twitter.

“Jamie died today. We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many. He will be deeply missed,” she wrote.

“As his wife of 32 yrs, I’m most grateful for the two spectacular children we raised together. I don’t know what we would’ve done without them over the past 2yrs.”

The couple share two children – 29-year-old actor son, Dylan and actress daughter, Lena.

She shared that James had died due to bile-duct cancer in his liver which had been discovered while he was awaiting a transplant last November. 

His health battles began in childhood – he received two liver transplants back in 1993. He went on to establish the James Redford Institute For Transplant Awareness, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at educating people about organ and tissue donation.

He later founded The Redford Center with his famous father Robert, 84, which backed filmmakers to produce environmentally aware films.

He also followed his father into the industry to make his own documentaries which focused on the environment and health.

His first documentary – The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – was inspired by his son, Dylan’s day to day struggles with dyslexia.

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