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The family of the former Die Hard star Bruce Willis celebrated his 69th birthday on Tuesday as they continue to grapple with his dementia diagnosis.

Willis Celebrates 69th Birthday

Fox News reported that one year after Willis was diagnosed with diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, his family members took to social media to honor him on his birthday. These well-wishers included his ex-wife Demi Moore, his current wife of fifteen years Emma Heming Willis, and his oldest daughters.

“Happy birthday, BW! We love you and are so grateful for you,” Moore, who was married to Willis from 1987 until 2000, wrote on Instagram alongside a recent photo of the two of them.

Heming Willis also paid tribute to Willis on his birthday by posting a photo of him holding one of his daughters.

“Just like you, we simply adore him,” she wrote in the Instagram caption. “What you might not know, but maybe you could imagine, that being wrapped in his arms is the safest place in this whole wide world.”

“He’s a true gentle-man,” she added. “With so much love to give and share. That’s what I get to see, his true core. I can tell you, it’s so pure and ever so good. Happy Birthday my love. You are the gift that keeps giving.”

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Willis’ Daughters Honor Him

Willis’ adult daughters that he shares with Moore got in on the action as well.

“Oh Daddio, to be loved by you is such a gift,” Rumer Willis wrote on Instagram alongside some throwback photos. “You are the funniest, most tender, charming, out of this world silly talented and magical papa. Looking through these photos this morning I am just filled with the deepest gratitude that we chose to spend this life together.”

“I am your first baby and man sometimes I wish I could be tiny enough to just cozy up on your chest again and laugh and cuddle you,” she continued. “I love you so deep in my bones I don’t know how my muscles hold them. You are the greatest papa I could ever hope for. Thank you for your generosity, your silliness and heart. Lou [Rumer’s daughter] loves you so big.”

Scout Willis posted a similar message to Instagram, writing: “Wild how so little has changed even though so much has changed. My dad is one of my best friends, perhaps now on a deeper level than ever honestly. I cherish his affection and the immense freedom with which he’s always loved us.”

She later praised her father’s “love for his family” and thanked her followers for staying so loyal to him over the years.

“A tender, moody, beautiful, very Piscean man, whose depth of love for his family can only be felt, not articulated,” she wrote. “Any words I use would be woefully inadequate. So instead I want to say thank you for loving my papa, thank you for sharing your stories of what he means to you, it’s such a gift to feel your love. Happy, happy birthday to the GOAT.”

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Willis Steps Away From Hollywood

Willis stepped away from Hollywood in March of 2022, with his family later announcing that he had been diagnosed with aphasia that went on to progress to frontotemporal dementia. 

“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,” they said in a statement after announcing his diagnosis last year.

“We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time,” they added. “Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible.”

Please join us in saying a prayer for Willis and his family during this difficult time.

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