Tragic news has come in that James Redford has died aged just fifty-eight.

Family, friends, and fans are heartbroken over the sudden news...

He had such an incredible impact on all the lives he touched...

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His wife, Kyle, shared the heartbreaking news on Twitter... "Jamie died today. We’re heartbroken." She wrote. "He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many. He will be deeply missed," she continued. "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 w/o them over the past 2yrs."

Cindi Berger shared a statement on behalf of the Redford family...

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Sharing, "The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child. Jamie was a loving son, husband and father. His legacy lives on through his children, art, filmmaking and devoted passion to conservation and the environment. Robert Redford is mourning with his family during this difficult time and asks for privacy."

James was Robert Redford's third child with ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen.

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They had 4 children together, son Scott, who died shortly after birth in 1959; daughter Shauna, fifty-nine,  James, and Amy, forty-nine.

James had severe health struggles as a child...

Which lead him to create the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, aiming to spread an understanding of the importance of organ and tissue donation.

In 2005, he also founded The Redford Center with his father, which centered around producing environmental films with a deeper meaning surrounding the effects of climate change.

James was well known for working on the films; Paper Tigers, Resilience, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, Toxic Hot Seat and Playing for Keeps.

He also used his own life as inspiration...

His 1999 documentary, The Kindness of Strangers, was inspired by his own experience with organ donation.

As well as his 2012 documentary, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, which was inspired by his son Dylan's struggle with the disorder.

Kyle said that James was finalizing a PBS documentary called Where the Past Begins, which tells the story of the immigrant journey of The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan. Sadly, he wasn't able to finish this project...

Kyle revealed that James died from bile-duct cancer in his liver on Friday...

Kyle said James' was waiting for a liver transplant, but before he could receive it, the cancer was discovered. You can take a look at his inspirational works here. This is heartbreaking, RIP. Sadly, this is not the only star we have lost this year. Scroll on for our tributes...