James, may you rest in peace.
James “Jamie” Redford, a filmmaker and activist who was the son of the late actor Robert Redford, passed away at age 58.
The Redford Center, which “uses impact-driven cinema 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 produced and directed a variety of movies over his career, including The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia and the nominated documentaries Watershed, Toxic Hot Seat, and Mann v. Ford.
Robert Redford's Son James Redford, Filmmaker and Activist, Dies at 58 After Cancer Battle https://t.co/HhFBwFCbdZ
— People (@people) October 19, 2020
Jamie passed away from liver cancer in the bile duct. He established the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, a nonprofit group that assisted in spreading awareness of the significance 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 alongside his family during this sad time and asks for privacy.” “The pain is unimaginable with the loss of a kid,” it said. “Jamie was a devoted father, husband, and son. His children, artistic endeavors, films, and unwavering dedication for environmental preservation all carry on his legacy.”
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. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/N3hbOh0ELr
— The Redford Center (@redfordcenter) October 19, 2020
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 fantastic writer and a wonderful dude” by Kiefer Sutherland.
Jamie, have peace. His family is in our prayers and in our thoughts.