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Robert Downey Jr. Mourns Death of His Dad, Robert Downey Sr., at 85: ‘He Was a True Maverick’


By Alexia Fernández

July 07, 2021 01:17 PM

Robert Downey Sr., Hollywood figure and father to Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85.

Downey Sr. died Tuesday night in his sleep at his New York City home, Downey Jr. confirmed in an Instagram tribute on Wednesday.

The actor and filmmaker turned 85 on June 24 and was battling Parkinson’s disease.

“RIP Bob D. Sr. 1936-2021…Last night, dad passed peacefully in his sleep after years of enduring the ravages of Parkinson’s,” Downey Jr. wrote in the caption. “He was a true maverick filmmaker, and remained remarkably optimistic throughout.”

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