Robert Downey Jr. mourns death of his father, director Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Jr. mourns death of his father, director Robert Downey Sr.

- Robert Downey Jr. recently announced the passing of his father, actor and director Robert Downey Sr.

- In a heartfelt post he made on social media, the 'Iron Man' actor shared an old photo of his father and called him 'a true maverick filmmaker'

- According to Robert, his father passed away in his sleep after living with Parkinson's disease

- The popular actor also expressed his love, admiration, and support for his stepmother, Rosemary Rogers-Downey

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Robert Downey Jr. took to Instagram to share his grief over the death of his father, renowned filmmaker, and actor, Robert Downey Sr. at the age of 85.

The 'Iron Man' star shared an old photo of the director along with the statement that his father has passed away in his sleep after enduring the effects of his condition, Parkinson's disease. He also expressed his admiration for his father's career and how he lived his life despite his condition.

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"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"
Robert Downey Jr. mourns death of his father, director Robert Downey Sr.
Director Robert Downey Sr. and actor Robert Downey Jr. attend Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World at Lincoln Center on May 8, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
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The award-winning actor also praised his stepmother, Rosemary Rogers-Downey while also expressing his love and support for her.

"Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint, and our thoughts and prayers are with you."

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Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for his superb portrayal of the movie adaptation of the comic book hero, Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

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