Legendary actor Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) last month. The retired actor stepped out in Santa Monica on Thursday. FTD symptoms often arise in younger patients between the ages of 40 and 65, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
During the filming sessions in which the actor was present, people present could already sense that something was not right. He had difficulty in holding conversations, coupled with not being able to connect words correctly.
His wife, Emma Heming Willis took to her social media account to share a moving tribute to her husband, showing off some of the most iconic characters he has played in a photo montage from movies including Die Hard, The Fifth Element and The Sixth Sense. She accompanied the post with a caption that revealed the touching moniker their daughter uses to refer to her dad.
In May, Emma shared a video to Instagram about how Evelyn has been helping to try and keep her dad as healthy as possible. She explained: “I have to tell you this story, and I’m going to try and do it without crying because when Evelyn told me this story, I was an absolute puddle.”