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Robert Downey, Sr. Dead - Filmmaker & Father to Robert Downey, Jr. Dies at 85

Robert Downey, Sr. Dead - Filmmaker & Father to Robert Downey, Jr. Dies at 85

Robert Downey, Sr. has sadly passed away, his wife confirmed to the New York Daily News. He was married to bestselling author Rosemary Rogers, who was home at the time of his death.

The 85-year-old filmmaker, responsible for films like Putney Swope and Greaser’s Palace, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday (July 7) at his home in New York City. Robert Sr. is the father of actor Robert Downey, Jr.

In addition to directing credits, Robert Sr. also acted in films like Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and To Live And Die in L.A.

He had also been battling Parkinson’s Disease.

Our thoughts are with Robert‘s entire family, as well as his friends and loved ones during this difficult time. RIP.

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