Robert Downey Sr., director and father of Robert Downey Jr., has died

Filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr poses for photos during ‘An Evening With Robert Downey, Sr.’ at Film Forum on May 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: NBC News)

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.”