The Redford family is in mourning. On Sunday October 19, Kyle Redford announced the death of her husband James at the age of 58, after a long battle with cancer. Devastating news for Robert Redford, who in 1957 had already faced the death of one of his sons, Scott Anthony, a victim of sudden infant death. Born in New York and graduated from the University of Colorado, James Redford had moved to Los Angeles later to embrace a career in film like his famous father.
After a shy stint in front of the camera, it is finally as a screenwriter that he distinguished himself, with films like Cowboy Up, but also in the production and directing of documentaries like Resilience, Paper Tigers or Toxic Hot. Seat. James Redford had suffered from a rare disease since adolescence, underwent a double liver transplant in 1993 and subsequently launched the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness. However, despite this transplant, it seems that this disease got the better of his state of health, which considerably damaged his liver.
An environmentalist like his father
Married for 32 years to Kyle Redford, the couple had two children, Dylan and Lena, whom they raised together, as the latter said in the message announcing the death of her husband. But in addition to the desire like his father to get into the cinema, James Redford also shared with Robert Redford his taste for the defense of the environment, as emphasized by the firefighters of San Francisco, who thus described him as a “true humanitarian with a deep interest in the health and safety of firefighters, as well as the defense of our environment”.
Robert Redford and his son James © STARMAX