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Bruce Willis Spectacularly Breaks Die Hard Promise After 34 Years

Bruce Willis Spectacularly Breaks Die Hard Promise After 34 Years

The star retired from acting earlier this year

Bruce Willis has celebrated the 34th anniversary of Die Hard by revisiting an iconic setting from the classic movie.

In a rare update following his aphasia diagnosis, his wife Emma Heming Willis shared a video of the 67-year-old on top of Fox Plaza in Los Angeles on Friday, 15 July.

The location served as the setting for Nakatomi Plaza in the blockbuster, with Willis' character Detective John McClane promising to 'never even think about going up in a tall building again'.

Well, 34 years on from the film's release, Willis returned.

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Willis' family confirmed in March that he would be calling time on his career due to brain disorder aphasia, which is 'impacting his cognitive abilities'.

Willis gained superstar status for his role as McClane in Die Hard, but also went on to star in huge films such as The Fifth ElementThe Sixth Sense, and Sin City.

He is known for his hard-man persona, but also picked up a Golden Globe for his role as private detective David Addison in Moonlighting.

However, he has stepped away from the limelight after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects cognitive functions such as the ability to speak, write, and understand language.

Sharing the sad news, a joint statement issued by his wife Emma, ex-wife Demi Moore and his five children read: "To Bruce's amazing supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.

"As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.

"This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support.

"We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.

"As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that."

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Featured Image Credit: @emmahemingwillis/Instagram/Alamy

Topics: Bruce Willis, Celebrity, Film and TV