Actor-director Tim Robbins has suffered a double loss in his family.
His mother Mary passed away on Sunday at the age of 78, just 12 days after his father Gil died at 80.
According to The Associated Press, Mary Robbins died of a heart arrhythmia on Saturday. On April 5, Gil Robbins died after battling prostate cancer, The Los Angeles Times reported.
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The couple, who was married for 59 years, both died at their home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico.
Both of the actor’s parents were musicians; Gil having been a member of 1960s folk group the Highwaymen.
“He was very charming, open and funny,” Tim told The Times of his late father. “He had a real strong moral center; he spoke up for what he believed in.”
The actor spoke fondly of his mother, telling The Associated Press, she “had a calm and cheerful demeanor, a sharp wit, a gentle spirit and a generous and loving heart.”
Gil and Mary Robbins are survived by four children and four grandchildren.
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