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Character Actor Robert Loggia Dead At 85 After Battle With Alzheimer's Disease

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So sad — such an icon.

Robert Loggia, a veteran of dozens of television shows and movies over the last several decades, died in on Friday Los Angeles at the age of 85.

The character actor known for his roles in Independence Day, Big, and Scarface had been struggling with Alzheimer's disease for several years.

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His wife Audrey confirmed the news to the public, reporting that Robert started showing severe signs of weakness on Wednesday, but rebounded enough by Friday to die peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends.

The couple, who had been married for 33 years, had four children together including a daughter, Cynthia, who was able to be with her father when he passed.

Among other iconic roles, Loggia was nominated for an Oscar in 1986 for

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Legendary Actor Omar Sharif Is Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease According To His Son

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This is just so sad.

We hate to have to tell you this, but it looks like legendary actor Omar Sharif has unfortunately been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

According to Omar's son Tarek El-Sharif, the 83-year-old has been dealing with the disease for the past three years, and often gets his movies confused.

Tarek shared a rather grim statement about his father's mental status in a recent interview, saying:

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Watch This Mother With Alzheimer's Remember Her Daughter's Name — If Even For Just A Moment

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Wow. This is incredible.

A woman named Kelly Gunderson was having a typical conversation with her mother who has Alzheimer's disease.

The pair from Georgia were talking about how the mom, Daphne Tresher, couldn't remember that Kelly was her daughter… until something amazing happened.

Daphne had a lucid moment out of nowhere and very matter-of-factly remembered that her daughter's name was Kelly.

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