Robert Redford’s son James Redford dies at age 58 after battle against liver cancer: ‘lived a beautiful life’

  • On Monday morning, his wife, Kyle, took to Twitter by posting a group of pictures of the director and activist in memory of his life.
  • She wrote: “Jimmy died today. We are heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, touching life and was loved by many. We will miss him deeply.
  • James has two children with Kyle – the 29-year-old son of actor Dylan and actress Lena – as they appeared in a few pics at the Honors Gallery
  • She later confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune that her husband had died of bile duct cancer in his liver, which was discovered while awaiting a transplant last November.
  • He founded the nonprofit Redford Center with his father Robert with the goal of producing films and even awarding grants to filmmakers who focus on the environment and climate in hopes of finding a solution to climate change.
  • James followed in the footsteps of his legendary father as a filmmaker mostly in documentaries that focused on health and the environment
  • His first documentary was released in 2012 – The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – and was inspired by his son Dylan’s struggles with dyslexia in high school

James Redford – the son of acting legend Robert Redford – died at his home in Marin County, California at the age of 58 on Friday after a battle against liver cancer.

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On Monday morning, his wife, Kyle, took to Twitter by posting a set of photos of the director and activist in memory of his life.

She wrote: “Jimmy died today. We are heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, touching life and was loved by many. We will miss him deeply.

Gone Too Early: James Redford – son of acting legend Robert Redford – died at the age of 58 after a battle against liver cancer, father and son were also seen in December 2018

As his 32-year-old wife, I am most grateful for the two wonderful children who nurtured them together. I don’t know what we would have done without them for the past two years.

James has two children with Kyle – the 29-year-old son of actor Dylan and actress Lena – who were featured in two pictures at the Honors Gallery.

It was confirmed later Salt Lake Tribune That her husband died of bile duct cancer in his liver that was discovered while awaiting a transplant last November.

'He lived a beautiful life': On Monday morning, his wife Kyle took to Twitter by posting a collection of pictures of the director and activist in memory of his life

“ Live a beautiful life ”: On Monday morning, his wife Kyle took to Twitter by posting a set of pictures of the director and activist in memory of his life.

His struggle with health started as a child when he had two liver transplants in 1993.

Al-Mohsen went on to found the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness which was a non-profit with the goal of educating people about organ and tissue donation.

He later founded the nonprofit The Redford Center with his father Robert – now 84 – which aims to produce films and even award grants to filmmakers who focus on the environment and climate in hopes of finding a solution to climate change.

“Together we will move forward”: He later founded the nonprofit Redford Center with his father Robert that aims to produce films and even award grants to filmmakers who focus on the environment and climate in hopes of finding a solution to climate change. Director Jill Tedman shared the honor on Monday.

The charity’s CEO, Jill Tedman, also shared the news of his death on Instagram, saying, “It is with great sadness that we are saddened by the loss of James Redford, co-founder, our inspiration and our friend.”

With Jimmy came love and joy contagious. Treat everything he does with kindness, warmth, and openness that is easy for others.

Jamie has worked tirelessly to build a healthier world for all of us, especially for those most in need of support. He was always led by his big heart and guided by his curiosity and creative spirit. He was a fierce protector of the natural world and believed that everyone deserves a healthy environment in which they can thrive and play.

James – his mother Lula Van Wagenne – followed in the footsteps of his legendary father as a filmmaker mostly in documentaries focused on health and the environment.

Always a family man, his first documentary was released in 2012 – titled The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – and was inspired by his son Dylan’s struggles with dyslexia in high school.

He went on to make several films including 2013 Paper Tigers, 2016 Flexibility and 2017 Happens: The Clean Energy Revolution.

His latest movie – titled Play For Keeps – premiered this month at the Mill Valley Film Festival where it was mostly virtual.

Redford wife Kyle also told The Salt Lake Tribune that he was nearing completion of directing Where The Past Begins, a documentary for PBS’s American Masters that tracks the migration journey of Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan.

Bond: James and Father Robert were seen at the HBO premiere of The Kindness Of Strangers in September 1999.

Bond: James and Father Robert were seen at the HBO premiere of The Kindness Of Strangers in September 1999.