Mourning for US actor Rio Hackford: the son of director Taylor Hackford (77, “Ray”) and stepson of British actress Helen Mirren (76, “The Queen”) died at the age of 51. Hackford and Mirren said they were both “heartbroken” by the loss, as reported by People.com and other US media on Tuesday. He died of a very aggressive and rare form of eye cancer. Hackford and Mirren called for regular eye exams in their statement.
the essentials in brief
- Rio Hackford’s younger brother Alexander previously told Variety that the actor died on March 14.
died in California in April. Actress Renée Zellweger praised her colleague as a “titan of kindness, love, class, courage”. Vince Vaughn described him as “loyal and fun”.
Hackford has starred in films and TV series such as Pretty Woman, Love by Road, The Brothers Santa, Treme and The Mandalorian. He descended from Taylor Hackford’s first marriage to Georgie Lowres. The director has been married to Oscar winner Mirren since 1997.
More on the subject: