Helen Mirren and her husband Taylor Hackford are speaking out following the death of his son and her stepson, Rio Hackford.
Rio, who was best known for roles in The Mandalorian and American Crime Story, died at the age of 51.
Helen and Taylor said in a statement they “are both inspired by the life of our son and stepson, Rio Hackford, and heartbroken by his loss.”
The couple confirmed Rio‘s cause of death in the statement.
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“His life showed us how to live in generosity and community. He shared his life’s journey with so many who now mourn him, and at the same time, celebrate their fortune in knowing him,” they said (via People).
The couple continued, “Rio died of uveal melanoma, a very aggressive and rare form of cancer. We would beg everyone reading this to get their eyes tested at least once a year, which might save their loved ones from this cancer.”
We have sadly lost many stars already in 2022.