She went on to state that her husband's liver disease returned two years ago and the cancer was discovered in November last year while he waited on a liver transplant.
James Redford, an activist and filmmaker, died on Friday after being diagnosed with liver cancer, according to his wife. We are upset that he lived a attractive, influential life and many liked him. "He'll be deeply missed", Kyle tweeted.
Kylie further said, "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 2 yrs".
James has two children with Kyle - the 29-year-old son of actor Dylan and actress Lena - who were featured in two pictures at the Honors Gallery. He was born on May 5, 1962. Together with his father, he also co-founded The Redford Center in 2005, a nonprofit focusing on producing films and providing grants to filmmakers who direct films that touch on climate change and the environment.
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. Director Jill Tedman shared the honor on Monday.
With Jimmy came love and joy contagious. He was kind and warm to what he did and an openness that spreads itself easily among others.
"Our community of artists and colleagues grieves this loss, and sends condolences to the Redford family; Jamie's warmth, passion and generosity of spirit will continue to inspire us". He was a deadly defender of the natural world and believed that everyone deserved a healthy environment in which they could succeed and play.
James - his mother Lula Van Wagenne - followed in the footsteps of his legendary father as a filmmaker mostly in documentaries focused on health and the environment.
James directed several documentaries usually covering the environment and health over the course of his career. "I simply am who I'm".
"The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" was inspired by his son Dylan's struggles in school, and 2017's "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" explored the benefits of clean energy.
His most recent film - Pleasing for Kips - premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival this month because it was mostly virtual.
His wife told The Salt Lake Tribune he was nearing completion on a new documentary, "Where the Past Begins" for PBS's "American Masters" series.