“Although this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis”with this brief phrase taken from the statement issued on February 16 by the family of the protagonist of “Dure to Kill”, it was made known that Bruce Willis suffers from frontotemporal dementiaknown as FTD, a disease that encompasses several brain disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal areas of the gray mass, which are responsible for personality, behavior and language.
Although not much is known about this disease, it is known that it can affect a person at any time; For example, “In those under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, which can take several years to diagnose, so it is likely that the disease is much more common than we know.”they added in the statement.
For now, the Hollywood star, away from the world of acting, receives all the support and love of his loved ones, who are looking out for him, like his followers. Just like the “Armageddon” actor, did you know that other celebrities also suffered from dementia? Next, we mention who they are.
Sean Connery also suffered from dementia. The renowned actor who gave life to agent 007 in the seven James Bond films (1962-1973) lived with the disease in the last years of his life, something that affected him negatively.
Who was also a British film producer died on October 30, 2020 at the age of 90 after a myocardial infarction while he was sleeping. “At least he died in his sleep and it was quiet. I was with him the whole time and he just went off. It’s what he wanted.”said his wife Micheline Roquebrune, a French painter.
Robin Williams also suffered from Lewy body dementia (LBD), a neurodegenerative disease that presents with cognitive decline, onset of parkinsonian symptoms, hallucinations, delusions, or abnormal responses to various drugs.
The winner of an Oscar, five Golden Globes and other awards ceased to exist on August 11, 2014 at the age of 63. He was found dead at his home near Paradise Cay, California. Three days after his death, his wife Susan Schneider disclosed the actor’s condition, but he was not prepared to speak about it publicly.
In September 2016, Terry Jones was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a type of dementia that prevented him from speaking and communicating normally. The beloved comedian, from the British group “Monty Python”, ceased to exist on January 21, 2020 at the age of 77.
His partner of decades Michael Palin revealed that a few years ago his friend did not recognize him. “He was accompanied by his wife Anna Soderstrom after a long battle (…). He always faced a rare form of dementia with good humor ”specified the statement as published by El Independiente.