Bruce Willis keeps it casual as he grabs a drink with friends in Malibu

Bruce Willis keeps it casual as he grabs a drink with friends in Malibu – days after it was revealed his Die Hard co-star Clarence Gilyard Jr. passed away

Bruce Willis was spotted grabbing a drink with friends at SunLife Organics in Malibu on Thursday.

The famed actor – who has stepped back from his acting career after his aphasia brain disorder diagnosis – bundled up in a navy zip-up jacket and a black beanie for the outing.

Bruce’s outing comes just days after it was revealed that his Die Hard co-star Clarence Gilyard Jr. passed away at age 66 following a battle with a long illness

Bruce Willis, 67, was spotted grabbing a drink with friends at SunLife Organics in Malibu on Thursday

Bruce Willis, 67, was spotted grabbing a drink with friends at SunLife Organics in Malibu on Thursday

To wind down and spend some quality time with friends, the 67-year-old Pulp Fiction star wore a white henley shirt and light denim jeans along with a pair of New Balance sneakers.

Gilyard played Theo – an eccentric computer hacker – opposite Willis’ detective John McClane in the 1988 action-thriller film.

Decades later in 2020, he reprized his role as Theo when he appeared with Willis in an Advance Auto Parts video advertising the brand’s DieHard car batteries.

It's chilly outside! The famed actor bundled up in a navy zip-up jacket and a black beanie for the outing

It’s chilly outside! The famed actor bundled up in a navy zip-up jacket and a black beanie for the outing

The ad featured Theo bringing McClane on an adventurous mission to obtain a replacement battery for his car.

The details of his death are not yet clear.

Earlier this month, a fellow actor and his longtime friend Sylvester Stallone said Willis was having a ‘difficult’ time following his aphasia brain disorder diagnosis.

Casual and cool: the Pulp Fiction star wore a white henley shirt and light denim jeans along with a pair of New Balance sneakers.

Casual and cool: the Pulp Fiction star wore a white henley shirt and light denim jeans along with a pair of New Balance sneakers.

Eight months ago, the family of the screen icon told fans with a social media post that Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia – a brain condition that affects his ability to understand language – and would subsequently be retiring from acting.

Stallone, 76, – who starred alongside Willis in The Expendables and its same name sequel – told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month: ‘Bruce is going through some really, really difficult times. So he’s been sort of incommunicado. that kills me. It’s so sad.’

A source told Page Six in March that Willis had been having cognitive issues on the set of his recent films and was unable to remember his lines.

Full of action: Gilyard played Theo - an eccentric computer hacker - opposite Willis' detective John McClane (shown here) in the 1988 action-thriller film

Full of action: Gilyard played Theo – an eccentric computer hacker – opposite Willis’ detective John McClane (shown here) in the 1988 action-thriller film

Bruce Willis was having cognitive issues on the set of his recent films, and was unable to remember his lines before his family stepped in β€œto take care of him,” a source told Page Six.

In 2020, rumors spread after the retired actor was filming mostly B action movies.

The source revealed that Willis had to use ‘earpieces, hearing things, for them to feed him the lines.

Remembering: On Tuesday, Willis' Die Hard co-star passed away following a battle with a long illness . Clarence Gilyard Jr. was 66 years old.

Remembering: On Tuesday, Willis’ Die Hard co-star passed away following a battle with a long illness . Clarence Gilyard Jr. was 66 years old.

Meeting again: In 2020, Gilyard reprized his role as Theo when he appeared with Willis in an Advance Auto Parts video advertising the brand's DieHard car batteries

Meeting again: In 2020, Gilyard reprized his role as Theo when he appeared with Willis in an Advance Auto Parts video advertising the brand’s DieHard car batteries

‘It was increasingly difficult to have him on screen,’ the source added. ‘It became very apparent that he was having problems, so they’d use body doubles, not just for action [sequences]but for maximizing his screen time.’

The source said that the star’s diagnosis was somewhat of an open secret in Hollywood. ‘He was having cognitive problems, they all knew Bruce was having problems.

‘Everybody knew, the cast and crew. His family has stepped in, they moved in to take care of him.’

Longtime friend: Sylvester Stallone, 76, starred alongside Willis in The Expendables and its same name sequel The Expendables 2

Longtime friend: Sylvester Stallone, 76, starred alongside Willis in The Expendables and its same name sequel The Expendables 2