Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford talked about the death of their stepson Rio Hackford.
Rio died of uveal melanoma, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer, said the couple in their statement.
The couple encourages everyone to get their eyes tested once a year and save themselves from this cancer.
The couple is inspired by Rio’s life and is heartbroken over his loss. His life showed us how to live in community and generosity.
We now mourn him and celebrate his life journey. Rio was an actor in Pretty Woman, American Crime Story, The Mandalorian, True Detective, Treme, Raising Helen, Deja Vu, Swingers, and more.
He acted recently in Pam and Tommy.
Helen paid tribute to Rio on her Instagram post and shared a throwback photo of the actor.