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10 Famous and Loved Actors Who Are Just Too Sick To Work in Films Anymore

By Andrew Alpin, 15 June 2017


2016 saw several celebrity deaths which shocked fans worldwide. There are many celebrities who have a steady fan following and it does pain us to see that quite a number of our beloved actors who enthralled us on the silver screen are too frail or sick to act anymore. Even though in their late seventies, some of them still take time to grace the screen with their indomitable presence for which we are thankful. Here are ten actors too sick to work anymore.

1 Michael J Fox

We will always remember Michael J Fox as Marty in back to the Future. Michael is just 56 but has been struggling with Parkinson's for a very long time. He was diagnosed with the disease in 1992 at the age of 29. Having undergone a thalamotomy (a procedure in which a surgical opening is created in the thalamus to improve brain function) It has been a long hard battle ever since. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 and mainly lent his voice for animated movies. Like Stuart little. The three-time Golden Globe winner devotes most of his time as an advocate for research to find a cure for Parkinson’s and stem cell studies. The nature of his disease is too severe to allow him to act in movies for long periods of time.

Michael J Fox

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2 David Prowse

Many of the first Star Wars generation will remember David Prowse as the famous Darth Vader. Now 81, Prowse isn’t in very god health and has suffered from various problems such as arthritis, prostate cancer, and dementia. His cancer was in remission in 2009. Although Prowse attributes his condition to old age and didn’t acknowledge his dementia, his condition is what prevents him from working in the film industry.

David Prowse

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