Robert Redford’s Son James Passes At 58 After Cancer Battle

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James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, has passed at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer.

The tragic news was confirmed on Twitter on Friday by James’ wife, Kyle, who also posted several photos of her late husband and their family. “James died today. We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many,” Kyle tweeted. “As his wife of 32 yrs, I’m most grateful for the two spectacular children we raised together.”

She added, “I don’t know what we would’ve done w/o them over the past 2 yrs.”

Kyle opened up about James’ cancer to The Salt Lake Tribune. According to the publication, James died from bile-duct cancer in his liver. Kyle revealed that her husband’s liver disease had returned two years ago and that the cancer was discovered last November while he was waiting for a liver transplant.

In 2005, James and his father Robert c0-founded The Redford Center, which is a non-profit focusing on producing films and providing grants to filmmakers who feature the environment and climate in their films. The Redford Center also shared the news of James’ death on Instagram writing on Monday, “It is with profound sadness that we grieve the loss of James Redford, our Co-Founder, our inspiration and our friend.”

“With Jamie came love and contagious joy. He approached everything he did with kindness and warmth, and an openness that spread itself easily among others,” the post read.

“Jamie worked tirelessly to build a healthier world for us all, and particularly for those most in need of support. He always led with his enormous heart and was guided by his curiosity and creative spirit. He was a fierce protector of the natural world and believed that everyone deserved a healthy environment in which they could thrive and play.”

Check out the full social media post from The Redford Center below:

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It is with profound sadness that we grieve the loss of James Redford, our Co-Founder, our inspiration and our friend. With Jamie came love and contagious joy. He approached everything he did with kindness and warmth, and an openness that spread itself easily among others. Jamie worked tirelessly to build a healthier world for us all, and particularly for those most in need of support. He always led with his enormous heart and was guided by his curiosity and creative spirit. He was a fierce protector of the natural world and believed that everyone deserved a healthy environment in which they could thrive and play. As a filmmaker, writer and activist, Jamie was intentional and inspirational. As a father, husband, brother, son and a friend to so many – he was a devout supporter, always full of hope. He will be greatly and intensely missed. The Redford Center extends our deepest sympathy and love to Jamie’s family. We ask that you hold them close in your heart as we move forward in Jamie’s name and walk proudly in his footsteps. Together we will carry forward his big and beautiful legacy. – Jill Tidman, Executive Director

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