James Redford, regista e figlio di Robert Redford, muore a 58

James Redford, un attivista, regista e filantropo, è morto, un rappresentante per suo padre, attore e regista Robert Redford, confermato alla CNN martedì.

Il giovane Redford lo era 58.
“Il dolore è incommensurabile con la perdita di un bambino. Jamie era un figlio amorevole, marito e padre,” a statement provided to CNN from Robert Redford’s publicist Cindi Berger read. “La sua eredità vive attraverso i suoi figli, arte, 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 Redford’s wife, Kyle, tweeted the news on Friday along with photos of him and their family.
    “Jamie è morto oggi. Abbiamo il cuore spezzato,” lei scrisse. “Ha vissuto una bellissima, vita d'impatto & was loved by many.
    He will be deeply missed. Come sua moglie di 32 anni, Sono molto grato per i due bambini spettacolari che abbiamo cresciuto insieme,” the tweet went on to say. “I don’t know what we would’ve done w/o them over the past 2yrs.
    Kyle Redford told The Salt Lake Tribune her husband died of bile-duct cancer in his liver.
    David James Redford, who was known as “Jamie,” was the third of four children born to Robert Redford and his former wife, historian Lola Van Wagenen.
    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.
    He and his father co-founded The Redford Center in 2005 quale according to its site uses impact-driven film and media to accelerate environmental and climate justice, solutions and repair.
    The younger Redford served as the organization’s chairman where he called on his skills as a writer, director and producer for film and television.
    I come from a long line of storytellers, so the idea of being compelled to make sense of things is essential to who I am and how I see the world,” Egli ha detto.
    Scrisse, directed and produced more than a dozen films, including the award-winning documentariesWatershed,” “Toxic Hot Seat” e “Mann v. Ford.
    After undergoing two liver transplants, he launched the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, a nonprofit seeking to educate the public about the need for organ and tissue donation.
    Redford reveled in his outreach.
    I just love meeting people and hearing their stories,” Egli ha detto. “Being in the documentary filmmaking world ensures your life is one long continuing education course. You’re constantly learning more — not only about topics but also about human nature. And then to be able to apply a love of sound and vision into how you shape that content — that’s the icing on the cake.
    Author Amy Tan posted a tribute to Redford on her verified Facebook page Lunedi, saying she was “devastato” by her friend’s death.
    She said he had sent her a rough copy of his latest documentaryWhere the Past Begins,” but had grown concerned when she hadn’t heard back from him when she emailed him.
      Tan said she reached out to his wife, who told her Tan’s email was the last he had read as his health was rapidly declining just before he died.
      I was sorry I could not give Jamie my fond farewell. But I now think it was unnecessary,” Tan wrote. “I imagine Jamie felt as I do after turning in a manuscript. You hold your breath until you get the verdict. You suspect the worst. And when he received my enthusiastic response, I imagine he was happy and relieved, and could finally put aside uncertainty and let go of pain.




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