Robert Downey Jr is in mourning … On the night of July 6-7, 2021, his father, director and actor Robert Downey Sr died in his sleep at his New York home. The 85-year-old father had had Parkinson’s disease for five years. On Instagram, it was in a heartbreaking message that Robert Downey Jr announced the news to his fans. “Rest In Peace Bob D. Sr. 1936-2021. Last night Papa died peacefully in his sleep after years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was a genuine filmmaker always flirting with a maverick outlook. He was a true filmmaker. has also always displayed great optimism, “he wrote.
While he was informed of the death of his father by his mother-in-law, the actor wished to wink at the latter by adding: “According to the calculations of my mother-in-law, they have been married for just over 2,000 years. Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint and our thoughts and prayers are with you. ” In 2016, it was in an interview with The Off Camera Show that the Iron Man star spoke of his relationship with his father. He explained, “I remember an incredibly caring, considerate, loving and caring father. I choose to remember that because subconsciously there are long periods when you have a father who is in the army or a dad going on a business trip. My dad was almost always home or if he was on set I was probably going there if I wasn’t already there. “
Robert Downey Jr had lost his mother in 2014
Seven years earlier, the star of the Marvel films had lost her mother, Elsie Ford, who died at age 80. Moved, it was after having mentioned the life of the latter that Robert Downey Jr had shared with emotion: “She died at 11:00 pm on September 22. She was my model as an actor and as a woman who found sobriety. It was my ambition, my tenacity, my loyalty […] and my faith. “
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