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Did Bruce Willis Just Die At Home After Years Of Suffering?!

Did Bruce Willis just die suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-22 : Updated with new details and versions.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-30

 

Claim : Bruce Willis Died At Home After Years Of Suffering!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming to prove that Bruce Willis just died suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital, with titles like:

5 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis DIED After A Long Battle With CANCER

10 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis Just Died At Home / Goodbye Bruce Willis.

15 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis Just Died At Home / Goodbye Bruce Willis

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Truth : Bruce Willis Did Not Die At Home After Years Of Suffering!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media reported Bruce Willis’ death.

Never mind the slew of ridiculously terrible movies he participated in before his retirement, Bruce Willis remains a Hollywood mega star. His diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) got front page news all over the world!

If Bruce Willis really did die, whether from his dementia, a car accident, or a heart attack, the worldwide media would have reported it. Such momentous news would not have been left to a bunch of small-time celebrity death blogs / small YouTube and Facebook channels!

The truth is – no legitimate media outlet reported that Bruce Willis died suddenly from any cause, because it never happened

Fact #2 : Bruce Willis Is Still Alive + Well!

Bruce Willis did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of Sunday, 21 April,2024. That was when he posted a photo of himself on his official Instagram account.

Bruce Willis officially retired from acting in March 2022, after his aphasia diagnosis, and his family announced that his aphasia was caused by frontotemporal dementia on February 16, 2023.

However, Bruce Willis did not die in 2022, 2023, or even April 2024 as alleged by people on social media. He’s very much still alive!

In fact, on Sunday, 21 April 2023, his family posted a video on Instagram, showing him with his granddaughter Louetta.

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Fact #3 : Bruce Willis Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of three examples used in many of these videos.

This photo that shows Bruce Willis on a hospital bed, was edited from a stock photo of an old man, taken by Raul Rodriguez. It’s titled “Elderly 80 plus year old man recovering from surgery in a hospital bed“.

In addition, the purple ribbon isn’t used for awareness of frontotemporal dementia, which is relatively uncommon. The purple ribbon is often used to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and pancreatic cancer.

Incidentally, frontotemporal dementia is different from Alzheimer’s disease, affecting a different part of the brain, and presenting with different symptoms.

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This photo of a large funeral is not of Bruce Willis, but of Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, taken on October 10, 2015.

If you look carefully, you can spot actor Jim Carrey looking sombre next to the pallbearer. He dated Cathriona White for three years, from 2012-2015. She died from a suicide by prescription drug overdose on September 28, 2015.

The fake news creator just added a photo of Bruce Willis, making it look like Jim Carrey and the lady beside him were carrying it. The truth is there was no photo, and they were just holding hands.

This photo of Bruce Willis’s funeral is also fake. This is actually a photo of Serbian folk singer, Šaban Šaulić, who died on February 17, 2019. His funeral was held on February 22, 2019.

The fake news creator flipped the photo, and superimposed a large and overly bright head of Sylvester Stallone together with a photo of Bruce Willis magically floating in front of him!

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Fact #4 : Bruce Willis Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Bruce Willis death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actor Bruce Willis’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The Fifth Element or Die Hard is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Bruce Willis Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Bruce Willis’ unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Bruce Willis : Was Frontotemporal Dementia From Vaccine?!

Did Hollywood legend Bruce Willis get his frontotemporal dementia (FTD) from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bruce Willis Got Frontotemporal Dementia From Vaccine!

After news broke that Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), people immediately claimed that the legendary Hollywood actor got it from the COVID-19 vaccine!

UPDATES 🚨 Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with untreatable dementia

Damn the Experimental Vaccine claims another one

20% probability this was inevitable. 80% probability this was the Covid jab!!

#F’n terrible! Another great human suffering!

Bruce Willis is vaccine injured.

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Truth : Bruce Willis Did NOT Get Frontotemporal Dementia From Vaccine!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Frontotemporal Dementia Was Diagnosis For Bruce Willis’ Aphasia

First, let us establish some basic facts about Bruce Willis, his earlier diagnosis of aphasia, and the new diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

On March 2022, the Willis family announced that Bruce Willis was retiring after being diagnosed with aphasia. Aphasia is not a disease, but a symptom of damage to the part of the brain that handles speech and language.

It was only later that the cause of that aphasia was finally determined – frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

His family announced the diagnosis on February 16, 2023, through a statement on the website of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD).

As a family, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the outpouring of love and compassion for Bruce over the past ten months. Your generosity of spirit has been overwhelming, and we are tremendously grateful for it. For your kindness, and because we know you love Bruce as much as we do, we wanted to give you an update.

So let me be clear – Bruce Willis did not get diagnosed with two diseases. He suffered from aphasia (a symptom), and was later diagnosed with the actual cause – frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

This new diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia dismisses the earlier claims that his aphasia was somehow caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #2 : FTD Is Caused By Progressive Loss Of Brain Cells

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), also known as Pick’s disease, is caused by clumps of abnormal tau or TDP43 proteins forming inside brain cells.

Because these abnormal proteins mainly build up in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, they damage the nerve cells there, leading to symptoms like:

  • personality and behaviour changes
  • language problems (like aphasia)
  • degradation of memory and mental acuity

Frontotemporal dementia develops slowly, and takes years to become noticeable. However, it is incurable and the symptoms progressively worsens over 2 to 20 years.

FTD affects younger people than Alzheimer’s disease, and exhibits different symptoms as it affects a different part of the brain.

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Fact #3 : Willis Had Cognitive Issues Long Before COVID-19 Vaccines!

Directors, producers and actors who worked with him, Bruce Willis, have come out to say that they noticed his cognitive issues since at least June 2020 – long before COVID-19 vaccines were approved, or made available.

During the production of the movie, Out of Death, director Mike Burns relayed instructions to his screenwriter to cut “about 5 pages” off Willis’ script in a June 2020 email, and realised why when he met Willis for the first time.

I could see it firsthand and I realized that there was a bigger issue at stake here and why I had been asked to shorten his lines.

Fact #4 : Willis Had Cognitive Issues Long Before COVID-19 Pandemic!

Producer and writer, Joe Russo also stated that Bruce Willis had been suffering quietly (from aphasia) for years, including during the filming of his movie, Hard Kill, which was in production SIX WEEKS before the pandemic.

In fact, Bruce was already suffering from cognitive issues as far back as the movie, Glass – which was filmed from 2017-2018.

Bruce seemed a little confused at times and needed a little more help with his lines. This was the first time that I had heard anything about his health.

At that point it seemed that he was a little off. We thought it could be anything from aging to maybe even being a little drunk — common mistakes that people make when seeing the first signs of anything like dementia — to just not wanting to be there.

In reflection, Bruce may have been struggling with all of this back then.

As frontotemporal dementia develops over years, the degeneration of Bruce Willis’ brain likely started years earlier, and was only noticeable in recent years, long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and long before the COVID-19 vaccines were approved!

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Fact #5 : Frontotemporal Dementia Has Genetic Link

Frontotemporal dementia often has a genetic link. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, FTD is inherited in about a third of all cases.

The only known risk factors for developing frontotemporal dementia is a family history, or a similar disorder.

Fact #6 : Unknown If Bruce Willis Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It is currently unknown if Bruce Willis was vaccinated against COVID-19, as he has never publicly mentioned his vaccination status.

It is likely (but not confirmed) that he is vaccinated, because he had been extremely prolific during the COVID-19 pandemic, participating in 15 films since 2021.

There is no vaccine mandate for actors, but producers can mandate vaccinations as a condition for participating in their movies.

As acting in at least some of these movies may require him to be fully-vaccinated, he was likely fully-vaccinated since early 2021.

That said, until and unless his family reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Bruce Willis received the COVID-19 vaccine is likely lying to you.

Fact #7 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity tragedy…

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Is Chris Hemsworth Taking Break Over Alzheimer’s Gene News?!

Is Chris Hemsworth taking a break from acting, after discovering he has a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Chris Hemsworth Is Taking Break Over Alzheimer’s Gene News!

The entertainment industry is abuzz over a Vanity Fair article about Chris Hemsworth, after he revealed that he has a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease!

Many reported that Chris Hemsworth has decided to take a break from acting after receiving the news he has not one, but two APOE4 genes, which predisposes to Alzheimer’s disease.

The Star : Chris Hemsworth to take acting break after Alzheimer’s predisposition discovery

MARCA : Chris Hemsworth is taking a break from acting after discovering his high Alzheimer’s risk

GameSpot : Chris Hemsworth Taking A Break From Acting After Discovering He Is At Risk For Alzheimer’s

Variety : Chris Hemsworth ‘Taking Time Off,’ Discovered Genetic Predisposition for Alzheimer’s Disease: ‘I’m Going to Just Simplify’

 

Truth : Chris Hemsworth NOT Taking Break Over Alzheimer’s Gene News!

Unfortunately, this is yet another case of FAKE NEWS created by writers who did not read the Vanity Fair article, or just wanted to inject more drama into the story…

Fact #1 : Chris Hemsworth Was Tested While Filming Limitless

First, let’s start with some basic facts about how Chris Hemsworth came to discover he had a genetic predisposition for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Earlier this year, Chris Hemsworth worked on the National Geographic documentary series, Limitless, which looks at how we might be able to push back on the natural aging process.
  2. To prepare for the fifth episode on the topic of Memory, he underwent tests, which eventually revealed that he had a very strong predisposition to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Specifically, the tests show that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene – one from his mother, and one from his father.
  4. According to a 2021 National Institutes of Health study, one in four people will carry a single copy of the gene, but only 2 to 3% of the population will have both copies of the APOE4 gene.

Okay, now that you have the context, let’s take a look at why Chris Hemsworth is NOT taking a break from acting over this shocking discovery.

Fact #2 : Chris Hemsworth Does NOT Have Alzheimer’s Disease

Let me start by clearing up another claim – that Chris Hemsworth already has Alzheimer’s disease.

No, Chris Hemsworth does NOT have Alzheimer’s disease. He was only joking when he suggested that his “memory’s getting worse“.

CH : Since you told me that, I feel like my memory’s getting worse. It’s a placebo effect—or it’s taking place! [Laughs]

VF : Anytime you forget something it’s like, “Oh no, is this it?”

CH : Yeah, it’s my excuse now. 

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Fact #3 : Chris Hemsworth May Not Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Having two copies of the APOE4 gene does NOT necessarily mean Chris Hemsworth will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future.

APOE4 (also known as apolipoprotein E) is not a pre-deterministic gene, although it strongly predisposes towards the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It also doesn’t help that Chris Hemworth’s grandfather has Alzheimer’s disease.

That said – neither of his parents have developed Alzheimer’s disease, and it is possible that Chris may not develop it either.

That’s why genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease is not recommended for most people – a positive result does not necessarily mean you will develop it, but could result in undue stress and anxiety.

Fact #4 : Risk Of Alzheimer’s Can Be Reduced

Regardless of any genetic predisposition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease can be reduced by these ways:

  • regular exercise
  • managing your blood sugar level
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • stop smoking
  • avoid excessive drinking
  • getting enough sleep

Chris took the test results in stride, and saw them as a way to be prepared and work to prevent it from happening:

Like everything in the show I went, “Okay, great. I now have to work on this more.” If you look at Alzheimer’s prevention, the benefit of preventative steps is that it affects the rest of your life. ]

When you have preposition to cardiovascular heart disease, cancer, anything—it’s all about sleep management, stress management, nutrition, movement, fitness. It’s all kind of the same tools that need to be applied in a consistent way.

Fact #5 : Chris Hemsworth Has Been Working Less

Chris Hemsworth then told Vanity Fair that he has become more selective in who he works with, because he has a wife and three young kids.

Now, if something’s going to pull me away from my family and my kids, it’s got to be a positive, constructive, collaborative experience. I shot with George Miller on the new prequel to Fury Road, part of the Mad Max saga, and I said to my agent said, “That’s where I want to spend my work hours; with someone who is kind and collaborative and interesting.”

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Fact #6 : Chris Hemsworth Is Just Taking Some Time Off

When Chris Hemsworth talked about a different Limitless episode he did on death, he realised that he didn’t want to miss watching his kids grow up:

“Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up and I keep slapping another movie on top of another movie.” Before you know it, they’re 18 and they’ve moved out of house, and I missed the window.

That was the trigger for him to decide on “taking some time off“. It’s no different from how we all need a break, and go on a holiday, or spend more time with the family.

Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going home and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife.

To be clear – Chris Hemsworth is just taking a holiday, and that had NOTHING to do with the discovery he has a predisposition to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future.

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Fact #7 : Chris Hemsworth Still Wants To Act

Just in case it was not clear enough that he’s not going to quit acting, Chris Hemsworth told Vanity Fair that he is still excited about acting, but is just “going to recharge” and “not be so focused on … what’s next”.

I can talk to you for hours about what I want to do, but it doesn’t fill my head 24/7 like it used to. That’s not out of having lost any of the passion for it, it’s just a sense of contentment, and with being very proud of what I’ve done and the experiences I’ve had. I welcome whatever comes next.

As if sensing that some writer out there is going to misunderstand what he told Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth repeated that he was not talking about retiring.

I’m not talking about retiring by any means, but like you said: it’s a more curated approach to things.

So let’s not make up stories about how poor Chris Hemsworth is so distraught that he has to take a break from acting to sob over the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the distant future.

Anyone who actually bothered to read the Vanity Fair interview would have seen him as a man on a mission to enjoy some time with his young family, while working to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future, because he knows what matters most to him, more than his fans or the films he makes – his family.

 

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