Robert Downey Sr., father of Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr., known all over the world as ‘Iron Man’, 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 died late Tuesday night. He died when his father was sleeping in his New York home. He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease for some 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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 army, he moved to New York with his sister. Where he tried his hand in film making.