Robert Downey Jr mourns his dad Robert Downey Sr’s death.
American actor and director Robert Downey Sr. died at the age of 85 on Wednesday in New York City.
Iron Man star took to Instagram penning an emotional note for his late father.
“RIP Bob D. Sr. 1936-2021…Last night, dad passed peacefully in his sleep after years of enduring the ravages of Parkinson’s ..he was a true maverick filmmaker and remained remarkably optimistic throughout. According to my stepmom’s calculations, they were happily married for just over 2000 years,” he wrote.
“Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint, and our thoughts and prayers are with you,” Downey Jr. added.
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Born in New York City in 1936 as Robert Elias Jr., he later changed his surname to Downey, acted in many films.
He played Thomas Bateman in “To Live and Die in L.A.”, the studio manager in “Boogie Nights” and the show director in “Magnolia.”
Downey is regarded as a Hollywood journeyman who made a name for himself with radical, anti-establishment films, like the low-budget Madison Avenue advertising industry satire “Putney Swope” and the Western Jesus parable “Greaser’s Palace” starring Allan Arbus.
While his son, Robert Downey Jr., daughter Allyson Downey and first wife Elsie Downey also appeared in “Greaser’s Palace.”