James “Jamie” Redford, a documentary filmmaker, activist and the son of actor Robert Redford, died of most cancers on Oct. 16. He was 58.
His spouse of 32 years, Kyle Redford, introduced his demise on Twitter, writing: “He lived a fantastic, impactful life and was cherished by many. He will probably be deeply missed. As his spouse of 32 years, I am most grateful for the 2 spectacular youngsters we raised collectively. I do not know what we might’ve performed with out them over the previous two years.”
In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, his spouse confirmed that James Redford died from bile-duct most cancers in his liver. He had battled main sclerosing cholangitis, for almost thirty years, receiving two liver transplants in 1993. He grew to become a tireless advocate for organ transplants, launching the James Redford Institute for Transplant Consciousness and producing “The Kindness of Strangers,” a documentary that highlights the life-changing results organ donors can have on sufferers and their households.
James Redford directed and produced documentaries tackling a spectrum of essential points, together with the setting and training. “The Large Image: Rethinking Dyslexia” was impressed by his son Dylan’s struggles in class, and 2017’s “Occurring: A Clear Power Revolution” explored the advantages of unpolluted vitality.
Past the world of documentaries, he additionally wrote the screenplay for 2001’s “Cowboy Up” starring Kiefer Sutherland and Daryl Hannah and directed “Spin” on Showtime in 2003, that includes Stanley Tucci and Dana Delaney. In 2005, he and his father based The Redford Heart, a non-profit group that produces movies and offers grant cash to environmental filmmakers. He was at the moment in manufacturing on “The Amy Tan Documentary.”
James Redford is survived by his spouse, Kyle Redford; their two youngsters, Dylan and Lena Redford; his sisters, Amy Redford and Shauna Redford Schlosser; and his mother and father, Robert Redford and Lola Van Wagenen.