Helen Mirren and her son Rio Hackford: Here at a premiere in 2015.bild: imago
Actor Rio Hackford, most recently seen in “The Mandalorian” and “Pam & Tommy”, died on Thursday at the age of 51. He was the stepson of Helen Mirren.
Mourning for actor and club owner Rio Hackford. According to the US industry portal “Variety”, he died on Thursday, April 14, in Huntington Beach, California. He was therefore only 51 years old. “Variety” reports, citing the deceased’s brother, Alex Hackford, that the TV star died after an illness. No further details were initially known about the background.
Rio Hackford, the son of the film director and film producer Taylor Hackford and stepson of the actress Helen Mirren, was known from films and television shows such as “Jonah Hex”, “Swingers”, “Treme” or “The Mandalorian”. According to the report, he also owned clubs in New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles, which are a popular meeting place and venue for artists. He also directed music videos.
Helen Mirren and Hackford married since 1997
In The Mandalorian, he played the droid IG-11, voiced by Taika Waititi. In the series “Pam & Tommy” he also recently played a manager. Hackford also had small appearances in films like “Pretty Woman” or “Strange Days”.
Rio Hackford is survived by his wife, musician Libby Grace, two children, his brother Alex, father Taylor Hackford and stepmother Helen Mirren, according to Variety. The two have been married since 1997. Rio Hackford is from the film producer’s first marriage. He was married to Georgie Lowres from 1967 to 1972. Rio’s half-brother Alexander Hackford comes from a later relationship with Lynne Littmann.
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