Robert Wilson, the father of actors Owen and Luke Wilson, has died at the age of 75.
A former president of public Dallas TV and radio stations KERA-TV and KERA-FM, Robert died on Friday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Luke confirmed to The Dallas Morning News.
Robert is best known for co-creating the news program Newsroom with his partner Jim Lehrer, for anchoring PBS NewsHour and for bringing Monty Python’s Flying Circus to the United States for the first time.
Robert is survived by Owen, his two sons Robert, 6, and Finn, 3, Luke, their brother and fellow actor Andrew Wilson and his three kids and their mother Laura Wilson.
Luke has said that those wanting to honor his father’s memory can do so by making a donation to PBS.
Former Alberta legislature staffer alleges ‘poisoned work environment’ in lawsuit
California high court won’t hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal
Staff refuse to be alone in ghostly Vancouver Police Museum
New Zealand eases quarantine but won’t welcome tourists yet
Plane makes emergency landing on Highway 407 in Markham, Ont.
U.S6 days ago
U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas abortion law, sets hearing
Australia & NZ7 days ago
New Zealand sets 90 per cent vaccination target to end lockdowns
Canada7 days ago
Adding lottery ticket to peanut purchase leaves B.C. woman $70 million richer
Canada1 week ago
Canada’s men’s national soccer team cracks FIFA’s top 50
U.S1 week ago
Los Angeles county wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam
Asia5 days ago
Deadly clashes as banned Pakistan party continues protest seeking to free leader
Middle East1 day ago
Israel OKs some 3,000 new settler homes
U.S1 week ago
Colin Powell dies, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims