At the beginning of the year it was announced that Bruce Willis (68) suffers from frontotemporal dementia. The author, director and producer Glenn Gordon Caron (69) now tells the "New York Post" how he thinks the Hollywood star is doing today.
Caron is particularly known for the series “The Model and the Sniffer”, originally “Moonlighting”, from the 1980s. Willis played alongside Cybill Shepherd (73). He is still good friends with the actor and tries to visit the former action star about every month. He doesn't always manage to do that, says Caron, but he talks to Willis and his wife Emma Heming-Willis (45).
“I tried very hard to stay in his life,” Caron continues. "He is an extraordinary person." Anyone who has ever spent time with him knows "that there is no one who had more joy in life than him." Therefore, the idea that Willis now lives in such a limited way makes no sense to him. That's what makes the star's illness so overwhelming.
Caron believes that his friend recognizes him when he visits him: "My feeling is that he knows who I am in the first one to three minutes." According to Caron, Willis is “not entirely verbal.” He was once a passionate reader, but the actor didn't want to let anyone know that. Now the 68-year-old no longer reads. "All of these language skills are no longer available to him and yet he is still Bruce," explains the author. "When you're with him, you know he's Bruce and you're grateful he's there, but the joy of life is gone."
“The Model and the Sniffer” has recently been available on the streaming service Hulu in the USA. "I know he's really happy that the series will be accessible to people, even if he can't tell me that," Caron is sure. Emma Heming-Willis also recently took to Instagram to be happy that the classic series was now available to stream. "You can bet our family will be checking in tomorrow," she captioned a photo of her husband with Shepherd.