(CNN)Robert Downey Jr. is paying tribute to his father, Robert Downey Sr., who died Tuesday. He was 85.
"RIP Bob D. Sr. 1936-2021...Last night, dada passed peacefully successful his slumber aft years of enduring the ravages of Parkinson's ..he was a existent maverick filmmaker, and remained remarkably optimistic throughout..According to my stepmoms calculations, they were happily joined for conscionable implicit 2000 years," Downey Jr. wrote connected Instagram. "Rosemary Rogers-Downey, you are a saint, and our thoughts and prayers are with you."
Downey Sr. was an histrion and filmmaker champion known for "Putney Swope" and "Greaser's Palace." He besides appeared successful "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia" and "To Live and Die successful L.A."
Along with Downey Jr., helium besides had a daughter, Allyson.
Downey Jr. appeared successful 2 films directed by his father, including arsenic a kid successful a movie successful which humans portrayed dogs successful 1970's "Pound," and aboriginal successful the 1990 comedy, "Too Much Sun."