"I was very saddened by the death of David Birney. My heart goes out to our children, Kate, Peter and Mollie," Birney's ex-wife Meredith Baxter told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement
How a Snowstorm and Sleepover Led to Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King's 'Beautiful' 46-Year Friendship
The two friends are featured in People's The Beautiful Issue, on stands this Friday
Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford 'Heartbroken' by His Son Rio's Death: He 'Showed Us How to Live'
Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren also say in a statement that his son, Rio Hackford, "died of uveal melanoma, a very aggressive and rare form of cancer"
The pair rekindled their romance last year after previously calling off their engagement back in 2004
Will Smith Banned from Oscars Ceremony for Next 10 Years After Chris Rock Slap, Academy Decides
Will Smith formally resigned from the Academy a week ago, saying he would "accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate"
Will Smith Had Call with the Academy, Was Informed 'Actions Would Have Consequences': Industry Source
An industry source tells PEOPLE that Will Smith spoke with the Academy via Zoom following the 94th Academy Awards, where the Oscar winner slapped Chris Rock on stage
Behind Will Smith's Oscars Outburst: 'He Has Lots of Emotional Baggage,' 'Certain Things Set Him Off'
The Best Actor winner slapped comedian Chris Rock during the live telecast after a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith
Having Will Smith 'Removed' from Oscars Was 'Definitely Discussed Seriously,' Says Industry Source
Will Smith struck Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars and shouted, "Keep my wife's name out of your f-----g mouth" during the live televised ceremony
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers Got 'Very Affectionate' During Calif. Winery Outing: Source
A source recently told PEOPLE that the pair have been spending time together after their split