Robert Redford: Retired actor mourns the death of his son James aged 58

Robert Redford: Retired actor mourns the death of his son James aged 58

Hollywood star Robert Redford is “in mourning” following the death of his son James at the age of 58.

Activist and filmmaker James Redford died on Friday after being diagnosed with liver cancer, his wife Kyle confirmed via Twitter.

His famous father’s publicist, Cindi Berger said: “The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child.”

The 84-year-old retired actor and director starred in movies like Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

“Jamie [James] was a loving son, husband and father,” added Berger, who asked for privacy for the Redford family “during this difficult time”.

“His legacy lives on through his children, art, filmmaking and devoted passion to conservation and the environment.”

Redford’s son James made documentary films, including The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

He was given the cancer diagnosis last year while awaiting a liver transplant.

His wife of 32 years, Kyle, shared the news of his death online, alongside pictures of the couple and their two children.

“We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life and was loved by many,” she wrote.

Paying tribute, actor and director Mark Ruffalo wrote: “Damn. This year has cut deep. Another great, sweet, kindly person leaves us.”

Robert Redford has three other children, including the actress Amy Redford.

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