Through his Instagram account, the Ironman actor confirmed his father’s death and dedicated an emotional farewell message.
New York. – Distinguished American filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. passes away This Wednesday morning, June 7 early at bedtime At his home in New York City, the “Daily News” reported.
the Actor and director 85. have become for the past month and a half fought against disease of Parkinson.
#world | Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. died this Wednesday at the age of 85, having battled Parkinson’s himself for more than five years. Downey was a major figure in independent cinema of the 1950s and 1960s
— The Independent (@elindepepy) July 7, 2021
Who was Robert Downey Sr.?
he was known for his Participation in underground films As in “Putney Swap”; He also appeared in “Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia” and “To Live and Die in LA”.
Downey was married three times. His first marriage was to actress Elsie Ann Downey, with whom he had two children: actress and writer Alison Downey and actor Robert Downey Jr.; They got divorced in 1975.
His second wife, actress and writer Laura Ernst, died in 1994 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In 1998 he married writer Rosemary Rogers, with whom he had two other children: actor and musician Henry Downey and writer Anthony Downey.
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