James ‘Jamie’ Redford, a filmmaker and activist who was the son of the late actor Robert Redford, passed away at the age of 58.
The Redford Center, which “uses impact-driven film and media to accelerate environmental and climate justice, solutions, and repair,” was founded by him and his father, according to the organization’s website.
Jamie has directed and produced many movies throughout his career, including The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia and the prestigious Watershed, Toxic Hot Seat, and Mann v. Ford documentaries.
Jamie passed away from liver cancer in the bile duct. He established the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, a non-profit organization that worked to promote awareness of the value of organ and tissue donation, after undergoing two transplants in the past.
His 32-year-old wife Kyle posted a tribute to her devoted husband on Twitter.
Jamie passed away today, she noted. He was adored by many people and led a lovely, meaningful life. He is greatly missed. As his 32-year-old wife, I’m especially appreciative of the two wonderful kids we raised together. Without them throughout the last two years, I’m not sure what we would have done.
The actor’s spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, said in a statement that Redford “is mourning with his family during this difficult time and asks for privacy.” “The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child,” it said. Jamie was a devoted father, husband, and son. His offspring, artistic endeavors, films, and unwavering dedication for environmental preservation all carry on his legacy.
Since he was a young child, Jamie had health problems. He was identified as having Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare autoimmune condition that affects the liver, according to his IMDb page.
Celebrities are also praising the outstanding director. Damn,” Mark Ruffalo penned. This year’s wounds are severe. Another wonderful, kind, and gracious person departs. Jamie was referred to be “a wonderful writer and a wonderful man” by Kiefer Sutherland.
Jamie, have peace. His family is in our prayers and in our thoughts.