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Luke & Owen Wilson’s Father Robert Wilson Dead at 75

Luke & Owen Wilson’s Father Robert Wilson Dead at 75

TV producer Robert Wilson, father of Luke and Owen Wilson, has died at the age 75.

After years of battling Alzheimer’s disease, Robert died on Friday, Luke confirmed to the Dallas News.

Back in 2015, Owen opened up on Robert’s long battle with Alzheimer’s, telling the same paper, "It is a rough thing. It’s one of those things where if somebody had said 10 years ago, when my dad and I were joking around, having a putting match, that this is the position your dad's going to be in, where he basically needs 24-hour care, you'd think, 'Gosh, I won't be able to handle that. That's just not possible.’”

Robert is also associated with the launch of “NewsHour” host Jim Lehrer’s career. After his passing, Lehrer said, "I would have never, ever gone into public broadcasting or had the opportunity to participate in something like the creation of ‘NewsHour' on PBS, had it not been for Bob Wilson."