Bruce Willis is being showered with love and support after being diagnosed with aphasia. Some of the 67-year-old actor's closest colleagues and friends — from Haley Joel Osment, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sylvester Stallone to John Travolta, Lucy Liu and Maria Shriver — posted touching tributes and throwback photos wishing him the best following his long and successful career in Hollywood.Osment, the former child star who appeared opposite Willis in the 1999 thriller, said he struggled to find the right words for someone he's looked up to for so long, before paying homage to the actor on Instagram.«He's a true legend who has enriched all of our lives with a singular career that spans nearly half a century,» Osment wrote in part. «I am so grateful for what I got to witness firsthand, and for the enormous body of work he built for us to enjoy for years and years to come.
I just wanted to express the respect and deep admiration I have for Bruce and his family as they move forward with the courage and high spirits that have always defined them.»M.
Night Shyamalan, who directed, took to Twitter to send Willis «all my love and respect.» He added, «I know his wonderful family is surrounding him with support and strength.
He will always be that hero on that poster on my wall as [a] kid.»Hopkins on Instagram wrote, «Working with you was a special time in my life.