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James Redford, filmmaker and son of Robert Redford, dies at 58

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James Redford, son of Hollywood legend Robert Redford, has died of cancer at 58

We are upset that he lived a attractive, influential life and many liked him.

"We're heartbroken", She said in a Twitter post as she shared a couple of family photos.

The charity's CEO, Jill Tedman, also shared the news of his death on Instagram, saying, "It is with great sadness that we are saddened by the loss of James Redford, co-founder, our inspiration and our friend".

Alongside her statement was a collage of images featuring James - a producer, writer and director - herself and their family.

Kyle told the Salt Lake Tribune that James, whose documentary films included The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, discovered the cancer diagnosis in November past year while awaiting a liver transplant. He also established the James Redford Institute in 1995 for Transplant Awareness to raise money and distribute tools to increase awareness about the shortage of organ donors. "With Jamie came love and contagious joy", said an official post on the Redford Center's social media page. "His legacy lives on through his children, art, filmmaking and devoted passion to conservation and the environment". "He'll be deeply missed", Kyle tweeted. He battled primary sclerosing cholangitis for almost thirty years, receiving two liver transplants in 1993.

Kylie further said, "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 [without] them over the past 2 years", Kyle wrote on Twitter.

He later founded the nonprofit The Redford Center with his father Robert - now 84 - which aims to produce films and even award grants to filmmakers who focus on the environment and climate in hopes of finding a solution to climate change.

James shares two children with Kyle - 29-year-old actor son Dylan and actress Lena.

James Radford is survived by his wife, Kyle Radford; They have two children, Dylan and Lina Radford; His sisters, Amy Radford and Shauna Radford Schlosser; And his parents, Robert Radford and Lola van Wagner.

James Redford graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and film from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a master's degree in literature from Northwestern University.

Bond: James and Dad Robert appear at the HBO premiere of The Kindness of Strangers in September 1999. "There are so many movies to make".

James wrote the script for Hearts and Bones, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Daryl Hannah, and adapted Tony Hillerman's Skinwalkers for North Fork Pictures.

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