Robert Redford’s publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement Monday that the 84-year-old dad is mourning with his family during that”tough time.” His wife, Kyle, affirmed in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune her husband died Friday from bile-duct cancer in his liver.
Kyle stated her husband’s liver disorder returned a couple of decades back and cancer had been discovered in November a year ago while he waited on a liver transplant.
She also posted a message along with a ton of photographs on Twitter that included James, their loved ones.
“We are heartbroken,” his wife wrote about her husband, that had been known as Jamie. “He lived a gorgeous, real-life & was adored by many. He’ll be profoundly missed. As his wife of 32 (years), I am most thankful for both the magnificent kids we raised collectively. I don’t know what we would have done (without) them within the previous 2 (decades ).”
James fought with liver disease for at least 30 decades. However, he went along with his life, devoting his wife Kyle who educated eighth-grade background in Marin County.
He produced the movie and increased its $600,000 funding from foundations, individuals, and corporations, including his parents.
“The experience made me realize just how blessed I was,” Redford represented. “Think about the simple fact that every evening 10-12 people die waiting to be transplanted. It had a direct impact on me personally, and that I became dedicated to doing something to assist the reason behind organ donation”
James and his dad co-founded the Redford Center, a nonprofit focused on ecological filmmaking. Also, he launched the James Redford Institute in 1995 for Transplant Awareness to raise cash and distribute resources to boost awareness about the lack of organ donors.
“With Jamie came to enjoy and infectious joy,” said Redford Center executive director Jill Tidman within an Instagram post. “He approached what he did with warmth and kindness, and a willingness that disperses itself readily amongst others.”
The magician produced films such as”Flow,” that a 16-minute movie aimed at a teen audience which was distributed for instructional reasons, and”From One to Another,” a one-hour movie that looks at people who have received organ transplants and people that are anticipating them at the Nebraska Health System University Hospital.
“The very best way to reach individuals is to a private level,” Redford said. “There are a lot of films to create.”
At the time of his passing, his wife said that he was completing a documentary called”Where the Past Begins,” which was about”The Joy Luck Club” writer Amy Tan for PBS'”American Masters.”