Bruce Willis’ daughter says she’s ‘really missing her papa' in emotional throwback post amid star's dementia battle

21 November 2023, 05:57

Bruce Willis' daughter shared a throwback pic of her with the actor.
Bruce Willis' daughter shared a throwback pic of her with the actor. Picture: Instagram

By Jenny Medlicott

Bruce Willis’ daughter shared a nostalgic snap of her father as she said she was ‘missing him’ amid reports the star’s condition is declining.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Posting on Instagram on Monday, Rumer Willis, 35, shared a sweet snap of her younger self with her father.

Bruce is pictured shirtless, holding his eldest daughter Rumer when she was a baby, beaming as he looks over to her.

Rumer’s caption reads: “Really missing my papa today.”

The Die Hard actor, 68, was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in February this year which is an uncommon form of dementia that impacts deterioration in behaviour, personality and language.

It comes after the creator of the star’s 80s series Moonlighting, Glenn Gordon Caron, said last month that Bruce’s “joie de vive is gone”.

Read more: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's son called his father a 'world class a**hole' in scathing Instagram post

Read more: 'I remember your poster': Fred Sirieix slams Nigel Farage 'shameful' over Brexit in heated I'm A Celeb clash

Meanwhile, the star’s youngest daughter with ex-wife Demi Moore, Tallulah, penned her own emotional post about her father last week.

Posting on Instagram, Tallulah shared a series of pics of her and her father, including one of the pair sat smiling next to each other on an armchair.

The caption wrote: “damn, these photos are hitting tonight, You’re my whole damn heart and I’m so proud to be your Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis”.

Bruce had children Scout, Talulah and Rumer, 35, with his ex-wife Demi Moore.

Demi and Bruce divorced in 2000, and nine years later the actor married Emma Heming, with who he now shares two children Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 8.

Bruce withdrew from acting in 2022 after he began to struggle with aphasia, a condition that affects speech.

His family has been open about the star’s journey with with dementia, as they wrote in a statement about his diagnosis: “Bruce has always found joy in life - and has helped everyone he knows to do the same. It has meant the world to see that sense of care echoed back to him and to all of us."

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Japanese emperor and empress meet King Charles and Queen Camilla

Japanese emperor and empress meet with Royals - after Emperor Naruhito studied his life's passion The Thames barrier

Metropolitan Police officers walking a beat on patrol in Fulham, London

Five more Met police officers accused of placing bets on the timing of the election

Princess Anne's husband has visited her in hospital

Princess Anne's husband visits her in hospital after she was hit on the head by a horse and given concussion

The Met Office has issued multiple "very high" warnings for pollen count

'Pollen bomb' to explode over UK - here's how to survive it

Dua Lipa suffered a security scare while rehearsing for her Glastonbury appearance

TikToker breaks into Dua Lipa rehearsals for Glastonbury and makes 'total prat' of themselves in security scare

Crazy Town frontman Shifty Shellshock has died at the age of 49

Crazy Town singer Shifty Shellshock - who was behind huge 2000s hit Butterfly dies at 49

Jay Slater (main) and Tenerife police hin ting for the missing Brit

Jay Slater detectives find different missing Briton while searching Tenerife gorge

Tommy Robinson has been arrested

Tommy Robinson arrested in Canada for immigration offences and stripped of passport

Home Secretary James Cleverly (left) and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper take part in a live immigration debate on LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast at Global Studios in Leicester Square, London. Picture date: Tuesday June 25, 2024.

James Cleverly debates Yvette Cooper on immigration | Watch Again

Home Secretary James Cleverly (left) and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper take part in a live immigration debate on LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast

Yvette Cooper says Labour will 'work with other countries' on migrant returns despite pledging to axe Rwanda scheme

The Tories have withdrawn support for two candidates being investigated over betting allegations.

Tories withdraw support for candidates caught up in election betting scandal

Yvette Cooper has dismissed claims made by James Cleverley on LBC

Yvette Cooper dismisses claims migrants are sitting in France 'waiting for Labour government'

Yvette Cooper slammed Just Stop Oil as 'pathetic'

Yvette Cooper slams 'pathetic' Just Stop Oil as she brands Stonehenge stunt a 'total disgrace'

James Cleverly and Yvette Cooper clashed on immigration

Labour will open door to 100,000 more migrants, James Cleverly claims, as Yvette Cooper accuses him of lying

James Cleverly and Yvette Cooper on LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast.

Labour won't get rid of 'incredibly expensive' Bibby Stockholm on day one, says Yvette Cooper

Hot weather has hit the UK

Exact date 35C 'pulses' from Europe to boost UK's sweltering heatwave, as temperatures soar