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Film industry says goodbye to ‘consummate pro and gutsy guy’

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Film industry says goodbye to ‘consummate pro and gutsy guy’

Bruce Willis to retire from acting due to cognitive disease

Daniel Trotta and Rich McKay

Bruce Willis, the star of the Die Hard franchise and dozens of other action movies, will retire from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, a disease that has hampered his “cognitive abilities”, his family has announced.

Willis, 67, rose to fame in the 1980s comedy-drama TV series Moonlighting and has appeared in about 100 films across his four-decade career, garnering acclaim for his roles in Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense, and winning a Golden Globe Award and two Emmys.

But Willis is perhaps best known for playing the tough-as-nails New York cop who pursued bad guys in the five Die Hard movies, released from 1988 to 2013...

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