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Robert Redford Releases Statement After Death of Son James Redford

Robert Redford is in mourning after losing his son, James Redford.

The 84-year-old actor and filmmaker released a statement after news broke that James had passed away at the age of 58.

“The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child,” Cindi Berger, Robert‘s rep, shared with People.

She added that “Jamie was a loving son, husband and father. His legacy lives on through his children, art, filmmaking and devoted passion to conservation and the environment.”

James‘s passing was announced by his wife, Kyle, who added that he passed away after a battle with bile-duct cancer in his liver.

You can read her tribute here…

He was Robert‘s third child with his ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen, who he shared four children with.

Rest in Peace, James.

James Redford Dead - Robert Redford's Son Dies at 58

James Redford has sadly died.

The son of Robert Redford, who followed in his footsteps as a filmmaker and activist in his own right, passed away at his home on Friday (October 16) in Marin County, Calif. at the age of 58, his wife Kyle confirmed on Twitter.

Jamie died today. We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many. He will be deeply missed. As his wife of 32 [years], 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 2 [years],” she wrote.

She later confirmed in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune that he died due to bile-duct cancer in his liver, discovered last November while awaiting a transplant.

James was known mostly for documentary work, including The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia and Toxic Hot Seat. His most recent film, Playing for Keeps, had its premiere this month at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and explored the health benefits of play time for children and adults.

Our thoughts are with James Redford‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

We have sadly lost all of these stars in 2020.

Jaden Smith Receives Inaugural Robert Redford Award

Jaden Smith poses with James and Robert Redford while attending The Redford Center’s Benefit Event held at August Hall on Thursday night (December 6) in San Francisco, Calif.

The 20-year-old actor and rapper was honored with the first ever Robert Redford Award at the event.

The Robert Redford Award was created to honor Robert and his “decades-long environmental legacy and will be presented to a revered artist committed to using their voice to protect the earth and to create a more just and sustainable future for us all.”

“There’s really no better first person to honor in this particular moment with this award,” James said in a press release. “Jaden is a model for young people, and my Dad and I both understand how important it is to support the positivity and solutions of younger generations right now.”

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