Emma Heming Willis, the wife of actor Bruce Willis, has shared a touching moment from the legendary actor’s life as he embarked on his final ride on Disney’s iconic Splash Mountain.
Bruce Willis, aged 68, faced health challenges when he was diagnosed with aphasia in 2022, a condition that affects speech and language. Later, his family revealed that he was also battling frontotemporal dementia, a progressive neurological disorder that gradually impacts cognition and behavior.
In the wake of his health struggles, Bruce Willis has largely remained out of the public eye, with his wife, Emma, providing updates and insights to concerned fans on social media.
Recently, his 29-year-old daughter, Tallulah, penned an emotional first-person essay for Vogue, sharing her perspective on her father’s declining health and revealing that she had sensed something was amiss for some time. She described how it began with subtle signs of unresponsiveness, which the family initially attributed to Bruce’s hearing impairment from his years in the movie industry.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce’s co-star in the Expendables series, also paid a heartfelt tribute to his friend during an interview with CinemaBlend. He lauded Bruce as a fantastic and kind-hearted individual and acknowledged his decision to step back from acting due to his health challenges. Schwarzenegger also hinted at the enduring legacy of action heroes like Bruce Willis, saying that they never truly retire but instead “reload.”
Emma Heming Willis, meanwhile, took to social media to share a heartwarming video clip featuring Bruce Willis during his last ride on Disney’s Splash Mountain. The iconic ride was closing for good, and Emma expressed her family’s fondness for the cherished memories they had created at the amusement park. She wrote in the caption, “You bet this family will be back for more fun and laughs when you reopen as Tiana Bayou! Thanks for all the memories Splash Mountain […]”
The post garnered an outpouring of support and encouragement from thousands of fans, with many expressing their gratitude for the glimpses of Bruce Willis’s life that his family has shared with the public during this challenging time. Amidst the well-wishes, one fan remarked, “I hope people are respecting your wishes to leave your family be. With that being said, thank you for sharing bits of Bruce with us.”