Who was Robert Redford's son James and how did he die?

HOLLYWOOD legend Robert Redford is mourning the loss of his son, James.

The actor's family revealed that they are "heartbroken" after his youngest child passed away aged 58.

Who was Robert Redford's son James?

Born David James Redford on May 5, 1962, he was known affectionally by his family as Jamie.

He followed his father into the world of film, going on to direct documentaries.

Jamie's work included The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, inspired by his son, Dylan and the 2013 film Toxic Hot Seat about how exposure to flame-retardant chemicals used in furniture affected the nation's health.

Together with his father, Jamie founded The Redford Center in 2005, a non-profit focusing on producing films and providing grants to filmmakers that directed films touching on the environment and climate and that provide solutions to climate change.

How did James Redford die?

James passed away on October 17, 2020 after a battle with liver cancer.

Following the death of his son, a rep for Robert revealed the actor was leaning on his family during this “difficult” time. 

An emotional statement, obtained by People, read: ”The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child. 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.”

His wife told the Salt Lake Tribune that Jamie had died from bile-duct cancer in his liver.

His liver disease returned in 2018 but the cancer was sadly diagnosed in 2019 as he was awaiting a liver transplant.

In 1993 Jamie had received two liver transplants, and after his surgeries, he founded the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness.

The nonprofit aims to educate about organ and tissue donation.

Who are James Redford's wife and children?

James married Kyle in 1988, and had been wed for 32 years up until his death.

The couple had two children together.

Kyle confirmed the sad news of James' passing in a touching Twitter post, she wrote: "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]."

Who are Robert Redford's other children?

James is Robert's third child with ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen.

Their eldest son, Scott, sadly died before he was three-months-old in 1959.

They went on to welcome daughters Shauna and Amy, and then Jamie.

 

 

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