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Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr, father of actor Robert Downey Jr passes away at 85

Los Angeles: The ‘Iron Man’ of Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr is deeply saddened as his father, filmmaker Robert Downey Sr passed away at the age of 85. He took the news to Instagram, shared a classic picture of his dad, and penned down a heartfelt note with it.

Robert Downey Jr took to Instagram, an unseen picture of his dad, Robert Downey Sr, and wrote, “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 stepmoms calculations, they were happily married for just over 2000 years. Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.” Fans have flooded the comment section with broken-heart and sad face emojis. Also, Jeremy Jenner, Vin Diesel, and other celebs paid condolences on the post.

Robert Downey Sr was a sufferer of Parkinson’s disease for several years. He was one of the great filmmakers of Hollywood. Robert John Downey Sr. was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Elizabeth and Robert Elias Sr., later he adopted the surname of his stepfather and became Robert Downey. He did so to enlist in the army early, soon after the army, he got into filmmaking by chance while living in New York with his sister. 

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