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Rumer Willis says she “really misses” her father Bruce Willis amid his dementia battle

Rumer Willis says she “really misses” her father Bruce Willis amid his dementia battle


Rumer Willis deals with the grief of her father, Bruce Willis, who has been diagnosed with dementia.

The 35-year-old daughter of the “Die Hard” actor and Demi Moore shared a childhood photo on Monday Instagram As Bruce carries her shirtless in his arms and smiles proudly.

“I really missed my dad today,” she captioned the throwback.

The Post has contacted representatives for Rumer and Bruce for comment.

Fans showered Rumer with love in the comments, with one writing: “He’s still there in a completely different way ❤️❤️ sending you love.”

“Hugs. It’s weird how hard it is to miss someone who’s still here.” “Dementia is a cruel beast,” another sympathizer said.

Rumer Willis posted this response on Instagram on November 20.
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A third said: “Anticipatory grief is hard to process sometimes. I’m sorry.”

Last week, Bruce and Demi’s other daughter, Tallulah, She also shared photos of herself with her fatherwriting that the footage was “hitting tonight.”

“You are my whole fucking heart and I am so proud to be Bruce Willis’ Tallulah Belle,” she captioned a batch of photos.

Rumer Willis pictured in Los Angeles in March.
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Bruce’s family announced his diagnosis of “cruel” frontotemporal dementia in February.

Since then, the family has spoken out several times about Bruce’s condition, as has his friend Glenn Gordon Caron, the creator of Moonlighting, who revealed this month that while Bruce’s not exactly verbal. He’s excited that the 1980s TV series in which he starred opposite Cybill Shepherd is now streaming on Hulu.

“the operation [to get ‘Moonlighting’ onto Hulu] “It took some time and Bruce’s disease is a progressive disease, so I was able to reach out to him, before the disease made him unable to communicate as he is now, about hopefully getting the show back in front of people,” Caron, 69, told the newspaper. “I know this means a lot to him.”

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Bruce Willis is ‘not quite verbal’ amid his battle with dementia.
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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis pictured with their daughters Rumer, Tallulah and Scout in 2001.
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Meanwhile, Bruce’s wife, Emma Hemming, 45, revealed last week that she feels “guilty” over her access to “resources” amid the “Pulp Fiction” star’s battle.

“When I’m able to go for a walk to clear my mind, it doesn’t escape me that not all care partners can do this,” Hemming Willis wrote in an article for Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper. “When what I share about our family’s journey gets press attention, I know there are many thousands of untold and unheard stories, and each one of them deserves compassion and attention.”

“I want people to know that when I hear from another family affected by frontotemporal dementia, I hear our family’s same story of grief, loss and intense sadness echoed in their story,” she added.

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