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
Following the cancer loss of his son James, Robert Redford is seeking solace from his family.
According to sources, James, a filmmaker, died on Friday at the age of 58 from bile duct carcinoma in his liver.
A Robert Redford representative stated the actor “is mourning with his family during this terrible time and requests for privacy” in a statement to PEOPLE.
The representative stated, “With the death of a kid, the pain is overwhelming.
“Jamie was a devoted father, husband, and son. His offspring, artistic endeavors, films, and unwavering dedication for environmental preservation all carry on his legacy.
James’s cancer was detected last November as he was waiting for a liver transplant, which was necessary because his liver condition returned two years ago, according to wife Kyle, who spoke to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Kyle tweeted: “Today Jamie passed away. 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.
According to reports, James, better known as Jamie, had health issues when he was a little boy. He has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare autoimmune condition that affects the liver, according to his IMDb biography.
In 1993, he underwent two liver transplants. Subsequently, he established the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public about organ and tissue donation.
Robert Redford’s third kid James is survived by his wife Kyle, along with Dylan and Lena, who are also his children.
Losing a kid causes unimaginable suffering, which no parent should ever experience. In this trying time, my heart goes out to Robert Redford and the rest of James’s family.
James, please find comfort in the garden of the Lord and rest in peace.