‘Iron Man’ Robert Downey Jr’s father dies at 85

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Robert Downey Sr., father of Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr., popularly known as ‘Iron Man’ all over the world, has died at the age of 85. Robert Downey Jr. has shared the news of his father’s death with fans on his Instagram account. He told that his father passed away late Tuesday night while he was sleeping in his home in New York. He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past few years. The actor shared a monochrome picture of his father, RDJ wrote, ‘Bob D. Sr. 1936-2021. Last night Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep after suffering the ravages of Parkinson’s. He was very optimistic. Rosemary Rogers Downey, you were a Mahatma. You are with us in our memories and prayers. Robert Downey Sr. was born in New York City. Earlier his name was Robert Elias Jr. He wanted to join the army, so he changed his name to that of his stepfather. After serving for a few days in the military, he moved to New York with his sister. Where he tried his hand in film making.

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