Robert Redford, 84, is going through “immeasurable” grief after the death of his son James Redford at the age of 58, according to his representative.
The Way We Were star has requested privacy while mourning the loss of James, who was an activist and filmmaker.
James died on Friday after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
Cindi Berger, who is James’ publicist, said: “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.”
The statement added: “Robert Redford is mourning with his family during this difficult time and asks for privacy.”
James’ wife of 32 years, Kyle, also addressed the sad news of his death in a Twitter post.
She shared a series of photos of the couple and their two children and wrote: “Jamie died today. We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many.
“He will be deeply missed.”
She continued: “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 2yrs.”
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