clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Robert Redford’s son James Redford has died

Robert Redford’s son, James Redford, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, laughs during a press conference on Nov. 18, 1998.
James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, laughs during a press conference on Nov. 18, 1998.
Dave Weaver, Associated Press

James Redford — a filmmaker and activist — has died at the age of 58. James Redford was the son of legendary actor Robert Redford.

  • Robert Redford’s publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement to CBS News and Monday that Redford is mourning with is family during this “difficult time.”
  • “The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child,” Berger said in a statement. “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.”

James Redford reportedly saw his liver disease return two years ago. Cancer was discovered in November while waiting for a liver transplant, according to CBS News.

James’ wife, Kyle Redford, posted a series of photos of James on Twitter, expressing sorrow for losing him.

  • “Jamie died today. We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many. He will be deeply missed. As his wife of 32 yrs, I’m most grateful for the two spectacular children we raised together. I don’t know what we would’ve done w/o them over the past 2yrs.”

The Sundance Institute published a thread on James’ death Monday, too.

  • “Jamie was a fierce advocate for the power of storytelling to drive impact on the issues that matter most, critical work that he did through @redfordcenter and in his own storytelling,” the institute posted, in part. “Jamie was a deeply intuitive and kind collaborator. Our community of artists and colleagues grieves this loss, and sends condolences to the Redford family; Jamie’s warmth, passion and generosity of spirit will continue to inspire us.”