“Die Hard” star Bruce Willis is retiring from his acting career after suffering from aphasia, a language disorder that causes the loss of the ability to understand or express speech. Willis’ family members posted a joint statement on social media on Wednesday announcing the actor’s retirement. “To Bruce’s wonderful supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce is experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities. is,” read the statement.
“As a result of this and with a lot of thought, Bruce is walking away from a career that means a lot to him.” The 67-year-old film star is best known for playing John McClain in the iconic ‘Die Hard’ franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original 1988 film made Willis a film and action star, as he was primarily known as a comedic TV actor, most notably in the series “Moonlighting” (1985–89). In. “This is a truly challenging time for our family, and we greatly appreciate your continued love, compassion and support. We are moving through this as a stronger family unit, and bringing our fans to the occasion.” want because we know how much he means to you , Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn,” the statement concluded.
Willis has also starred in blockbuster films such as “The Fifth Element” (1997), “Armageddon” (1998), and “The Sixth Sense” (1999). Other classics by Willis include “The Last Boy Scout” (1991), “Death Becomes Her” (1992), “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “12 Monkeys” (1995). The news has left fans in disbelief and sadness over the development.