Hollywood Heartbreak: SAD LAST DAYS OF BELOVED STARS
National Enquirer|September 20, 2021
MANY once-glamorous and wildly successful celebs have been ravaged by age, disease, weight woes and even mental illness. This National ENQUIRER special report puts a spotlight on who’s teetering on the edge, who’s fallen on hard times and who’s struggling through their last days!

BARBARA WALTERS

CRIPPLED by dementia, the TV news veteran Barbara Walters has become a prisoner in her New York City apartment, where caretakers spare her from watching news shows that don’t feature her face! Sources said the former “Today” and “ABC Evening News” host, 91, spends most of her time in bed and rarely has lucid moments. “She often doesn’t remember what day it is, or who her famous friends and former colleagues are!” a source spilled. As The ENQUIRER reported, Barbara is a sad shadow of her former self and sources said a visit from former “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg triggered a screaming fit!

BOB BARKER

AT 97, “The Price Is Right” legend is fading fast 14 years after leaving the popular show. Now insiders fear Bob Barker may be heading for the final Showcase Showdown. The increasingly frail game show icon no longer tends the backyard garden at his Hollywood home, and has a full-time caretaker to prepare his meals and groom him, sources said. Bob was once a regular at the grave of his wife, Dorothy Jo Gideon, who died of cancer in 1981, but those visits are now few and far between. “His friends believe he won’t last much longer,” a source spilled.

ALAN ALDA

“M*A*S*H” star Alan Alda, 85, has been struggling with the incurable nervous system disorder, Parkinson’s disease, for more than six years! The five-time Emmy winner broke fans’ hearts when he appeared to tremble uncontrollably in a recent late-night TV interview — leading friends to fear he’ll never act again! Insiders said he’s “terrified of succumbing to dementia” and stays active by moving to music and working out. But loved ones worry he’s pushing himself too hard. “Alan boasts he has a motor that won’t quit, but he tires quickly, and he can’t shake the tremors,” said a pal.

VICTORIA PRINCIPAL

AGING bombshell Victoria Principal — once a fixture at Hollywood’s A-list events — has become a total recluse who rarely leaves her Malibu farm, according to insiders. “She became despondent after her divorce [from plastic surgeon Harry Glassman] and has retreated more and more within herself,” spilled a pal. The 71-year-old former “Dallas” beauty has even shunned TV hubby Patrick Duffy and other co-stars who have tried to take her out of her shell, sources said. “She’s turned into a borderline agoraphobic,” revealed one concerned insider.

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