Tragic news has come in that James Redford has died aged just fifty-eight.
Family, friends, and fans are heartbroken over the sudden news...
@KPJRFilms Jamie Redford brought light into my life and I will be eternally grateful for his friendship ❤️🙏🏽— Jim Sporleder (@Jim Sporleder)1602994419.0
@KPJRFilms Oh Heaven That's Not true...— Stefanie Repping (@Stefanie Repping)1602967180.0
@KPJRFilms 💔💔💔 Words cannot convey the impact of Jamie's wisdom, compassion, emotional courage, artistic skill, ded… https://t.co/MYiMsjK7me— Alissa Moen (@Alissa Moen)1602971855.0
@KPJRFilms Jamie had an incredible gift for storytelling that changed the world for the better - from organ donatio… https://t.co/zqEQdA9Ezg— PCANC CEO (@PCANC CEO)1602971931.0
@KPJRFilms Terrible news.... 😢— Karen Law (@Karen Law)1602973734.0
@KPJRFilms So sad. He has touched so many. 💔— LauraCorbeth.com 💫 #RISEABOVE (@LauraCorbeth.com 💫 #RISEABOVE)1602977382.0
@KPJRFilms @ThePlayDoc He loved and lived his dreams, using so well his time here on earth for the good of social a… https://t.co/imwLASpMa6— The Hula Hoop Girl (@The Hula Hoop Girl)1602980860.0
@KPJRFilms Our thoughts, prayers and mantras go to you all. His work was a blessing and has been paving the way for… https://t.co/JxliRiOVwR— The Wanted Children (@The Wanted Children)1602990624.0
@SporLin @KPJRFilms Am so sorry about that!!Condolence for you and your Family..Jamie and me had a different realat… https://t.co/UWijdwAjHS— Stefanie Repping (@Stefanie Repping)1602995348.0
@KPJRFilms @DocResilience Jamie captivated hearts and minds and changed the course of our future by telling the unt… https://t.co/rBuTzloLxy— Kris Demers (@Kris Demers)1602997191.0
@KPJRFilms So sad to hear this and our deepest condolences to all. He gave so much to this world and we are forever grateful 🙏— Deirdre and Marie (@Deirdre and Marie)1603013631.0
@KPJRFilms Such sad news. He brought so much insight to so many people.— Jennifer Knussen (@Jennifer Knussen)1603015292.0
@KPJRFilms Such sad and sudden news. What a loss. Much love 💕— Eva Jenickova (@Eva Jenickova)1603128309.0
@KPJRFilms I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great man with a heart to share the truth and make pos… https://t.co/tesFZO3o9K— Shelly Ann McGehee (@Shelly Ann McGehee)1603144061.0
@KPJRFilms Gutted. His films changed the way I thought about my part in talking about climate change. My condolence… https://t.co/Y0FRy98tVU— genevieve hunt (@genevieve hunt)1602989298.0
He had such an incredible impact on all the lives he touched...
via: TwitterHis 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...
via: TwitterSharing, "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.
via: GettyThey 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.
everyone deserved a healthy environment in which they could thrive and play. As a filmmaker, writer and activist,… https://t.co/ThA38ywHNS— The Redford Center (@The Redford Center)1603124189.0
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.
Jamie worked tirelessly to build a healthier world for us all, and particularly for those most in need of support.… https://t.co/tI9J0EQU6g— The Redford Center (@The Redford Center)1603124188.0
He also used his own life as inspiration...
His 1999 documentary, The Kindness of Strangers, was inspired by his own experience with organ donation.
The Kindness of Strangers, also with @MaroChermayeff, is another very personal film about organ transplants. Follow… https://t.co/y35u5nReXs— Murray Carpenter (@Murray Carpenter)1602955244.0
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...
The Big Picture:Rethinking #dyslexia screens tonight @antiochmidwest 7pm #reading @IntlDyslexia @BigPictureMovie http://t.co/3A2Gkaf3WJ— genya paige (@genya paige)1392226400.0
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...
Jamie died today. We’re heartbroken. He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many. He will be deeply mi… https://t.co/0uephpMGnl— kyle redford (@kyle redford)1602887662.0