The film community and fans of Bruce Willis, 68, have been rocked this year by the tragic news of his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. This brain disorder, which alters his speech and motor abilities, has shown a worsening in recent months, according to sources close to the actor.
Despite hopes of a recovery, the reality appears to be less promising. Recent reports from people close to Willis, shared with Us Weekly, paint a bleak picture of the “Die Hard” star’s daily life.
“Bruce has good days and bad days, but in the last two months there have been many more bad days than good. This experience has brought the entire family together even more. “No one knows how much time Bruce has left, so they are soaking up every moment they spend with him,” one of the sources revealed.
Willis’ family has devoted themselves completely to his care, keeping his memory and love for him alive. “Bruce receives care 24 hours a day, at least one family member is always with him,” another person commented to the media cited above.
Emma Heming, Willis’ partner, and their five daughters have shared with the public moving moments of their daily lives during this difficult period.
The images shared reveal a strong and loving family bond, with intimate moments such as one in which Scout is shown resting her head on her father’s hand.
According to the National Institutes of Health, life expectancy with this disease can vary, but some medical estimates suggest a duration of as little as two years. Despite the uncertainty and rapid progression of the disease, the dedication and love of his partner and daughters towards Willis remains unwavering.