Although though Bruce Willis is one of the most well-known performers of our day, he tragically has changed from the person he once was.
The actor from “Die Hard” has lost some of his passion for life, according to Glenn Gordon Caron, a close friend and American author acquainted with him.
When Willis was diagnosed with aphasia last year, his family first made his health issues public. They published an update in February 2023 noting that it has developed into frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which can cause behavioral and linguistic problems.
Willis has stopped acting and mainly avoided the spotlight. Caron, who created the 1980s television program “Moonlighting,” has stressed that Willis is happy that viewers may still enjoy his previous performances.
Caron told the New York Post that, as “Moonlighting” is now accessible on Hulu, “I know he’s incredibly delighted that the show is going to be available for people, even though he can’t tell me that. We discussed it when I got to spend time with him, and I can tell he’s looking forward to it.
Even though he confessed that he’s not always able to, Caron tries to pay Willis a visit once a month or so. He also gets along well with Willis’ three elder girls and wife, Emma Heming Willis.
“I’ve worked really hard to remain in his life. He is a unique individual. If you’ve ever spent time with Bruce Willis, you know that nobody had more joy in life than he did, which is what makes [his disease] so mind-boggling. He simply appreciated waking up each morning and attempting to live life to the fullest since he cherished it so much.
Caron continued, calling Willis “an outstanding guy,” and said that even though he now views life “through a screen door,” Willis still recognizes him.
He went on to say that Willis isn’t entirely capable of speaking the way he used to. He said, “In my experience, he recognizes me within the first one to three minutes. He’s not entirely verbal; he used to read voraciously but has stopped recently since he didn’t want anyone to know. He no longer has access to any of those linguistic abilities, but he is still Bruce.
“When you’re with him, you know that he’s Bruce, and you’re appreciative that he’s there,” Caron added. The zest for life has vanished.
Willis’ family expressed their gratitude for the support they have received and the care given to him during this trying time when the disease’s development was announced earlier this year.
The family said they were “extremely affected” by the affection everyone had shown for their wonderful husband, father, and friend during this trying time. “Your ongoing kindness, comprehension, and respect will allow us to support Bruce in leading a life that is as full as possible.”
We are keeping Bruce Willis, his loved ones, friends, and admirers in our prayers.