Robert Downey Sr., actor and filmmaker known for “Putney Swope” and “Greaser’s Palace” has died. Downey Sr. passed away on Tuesday (July 6). he was 85-years-old.
His death was confirmed by his son Robert Downey Jr. in an Instagram post.
“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,” Downey Jr. wrote, “Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Downey Sr. also appeared in “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia” and “To Live and Die in L.A.”