After being diagnosed with aphasia, Bruce Willis’ family announced that he will retire from acting in March 2022.
Regrettably, his condition has progressed to frontotemporal dementia.
His family said in a new statement that the renowned action hero had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, an illness that affects cognitive ability.
It was stated that Bruce Willis’ mother, Marlene, feels he no longer knows her as his health deteriorates.
Marlene described how upsetting it has been to see her son’s condition deteriorate and how difficult it has been for the family to communicate with him.
“She is not sure if her kid still remembers her,” Marlene’s cousin Wilfried Gliem said in an interview with BILD.
“His conduct is extremely sluggish, there is always a tiny aggression, and it is no longer able to have a normal discussion with him, despite the fact that this behavior is typical in his clinical state,” Marca reported.
Bruce Willis was just 67 years old when he announced his retirement from acting. He made no public remarks, but his family members, including ex-wife Demi Moore and current wife Emma Herning, did.
They indicated that Bruce had trouble communicating, making up phrases, and using new words as a result of the disease’s symptoms.
This is why Bruce Willis’s acting career would be so difficult to sustain.
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Bruce Willis’ Legacy
After Bruce Willis’ health update, family and friends requested more awareness of and attention to frontotemporal dementia.
According to the family, if the “Die Hard” star were still alive, he would want to raise worldwide knowledge and connectedness about the medical issue.
Lifelong admirers of the actor are aware that he has always utilized his celebrity and position to advocate for others and draw attention to important public and private concerns.
While fans will never see new movies of Bruce Willis on the big screen due of his poor health, his legacy will survive.
His notable movies and characters live on, such as:
- Die Hard (1988) – John McClane
- Pulp Fiction (1994) – Butch Coolidge
- The Sixth Sense (1999) – Dr. Malcolm Crowe
- Armageddon (1998) – Harry S. Stamper
- The Fifth Element (1997) – Korben Dallas
- Unbreakable (2000) – David Dunn
- Surrogates (2009) – Tom Greer
- RED (2010) – Frank Moses
- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Captain Sharp
- Sin City (2005) – John Hartigan
Fans shouldn’t also forget his notable awards, including:
- Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Friends (2000)
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his role in Moonlighting (1987)
- People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Action Star (1991, 1992, 1995)
- Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in The Sixth Sense (2000)
- Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Suspense for his role in The Sixth Sense2000)
- Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2006)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Programming for his work in the documentary “Three Days in September” (2012)
It’s worth noting that Bruce Willis’ has more Emmy Awards for “Friends” than most of the original cast members.
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