Jack Nicholson’s pals fear he’ll die alone after he goes almost one year without being seen

‘He doesn’t want to face reality’: Jack Nicholson’s friends fear the 85-year-old will die alone like Marlon Brando as he lives like a ‘recluse’ in Mulholland Drive mansion – and hasn’t been seen since LA Lakers game over a year ago

  • Jack Nicholson’s friends are airing concerns about the star’s reclusive nature
  • The disquiet was aired Thursday by insiders close to the 83-year-old A-lister
  • Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the insiders revealed that in the time since, the actor has been holed up in his luxurious Mulholland Drive mansion
  • The tipsters offered the new insight on Nicholson’s current condition more than a year after he last appeared at an LA Lakers game in with his 30-year-old son

Jack Nicholson’s friends are airing concerns about the aging star’s increasingly reclusive nature, a new report has revealed.

Insiders close to the 83-year-old Chinatown A-lister aired the speculations Thursday, nearly 15 months seen he was last seen in public.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the insiders revealed that in the time since, the actor has been holed up in his luxurious Mulholland Drive mansion in Los Angeles.

The tipsters offered the new insight on Nicholson’s current condition on Wednesday, more than a year after he last appeared at an LA Lakers game in October 2021, with his 30-year-old son.

That appearance came more than a year after the fervent basketball fan’s last Laker game in January 2020, and amid rampant reports regarding his deteriorating health.

Speaking to RadarOnline, the source confided that those close to the actor – whom has fathered six children by five women but married only once – are fearful he will die a recluse like his late friend, the legendary Marlon Brando.

The tipsters offered the new insight on Nicholson's current condition more than a year after he last appeared at an LA Lakers game in October 2021, with his 30-year-old lookalike son, Ray

The tipsters offered the new insight on Nicholson’s current condition more than a year after he last appeared at an LA Lakers game in October 2021, with his 30-year-old lookalike son, Ray

the sourced confided that those close to the actor - whom has fathered six children by five women but married only once - are fearful he will die a recluse like his late friend and neighbor Marlon Brando. The pair are pictured on set for the 1976's The Missouri Breaks

the sourced confided that those close to the actor – whom has fathered six children by five women but married only once – are fearful he will die a recluse like his late friend and neighbor Marlon Brando. The pair are pictured on set for the 1976’s The Missouri Breaks

‘Jack’s in touch with certain relatives – especially Ray, his protégé, who he’s so proud of – but his socializing days are long gone,’ the insider said, referring to the star’s 30-year-old son with actress Rebecca Broussard.

Ray, the actor’s youngest child, was seen sitting with his father during his last two Laker outings.

The sources went on to describe recent concerning behavior from Nicholson that has worried them in recent days, likening the once legendary lothario’s reclusiveness to the sad last days of Brando, a once-desirable leading man who ballooned in weight after taking up residence in Tahiti in the decades before his death in 2004 ate age 80. 

‘Brando died a virtual recluse after leading such a colorful life, and Jack’s friends are drawing the comparisons,’ the source said, citing the similarities in the leading men’s respective situations.

‘His kids will visit, but they’re his only connection to the world,’ the insider added. ‘It’s like he doesn’t want to face reality anymore – and that’s just sad.’

In the 1970s, Brando and Nicholson had earned reputations as hell-raisers and impassioned womanizers, with both living on Mulholland Drive along with fellow lothario Warren Beatty.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the insiders revealed that in the time since, the actor has been holed up in his Mulholland Drive mansion, which he has owned since the 70s. The street was renamed 'Bad Boy Drive' in honor of lotharios Nicholson, Brando, and Warren Beatty, who all lived there before Brando relocated to Tahiti

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the insiders revealed that in the time since, the actor has been holed up in his Mulholland Drive mansion, which he has owned since the 70s. The street was renamed ‘Bad Boy Drive’ in honor of lotharios Nicholson, Brando, and Warren Beatty, who all lived there before Brando relocated to Tahiti

The street has since been renamed ‘Bad Boy Drive’ in honor of their widely reported escapades – with Nicholson reportedly running an an open house out of the home bought with the proceeds from the drug-fueled, generation-defining movie Easy Rider.

In a 2009 article, Nicholson’s unique approach to housewarming was revealed, with insiders telling Express how he ‘spent three months walking around completely naked from dawn till sunset whether he had visitors or not.’

Still in the same house, Nicholson’s approach to visitors could have not have changed more dramatically, according to the insiders’ accounts.

Still in the same house, Nicholson's approach to visitors - previously an open-door policy -could have not have changed more dramatically, according to the insiders' accounts. Previously welcoming all while naked, the aging actor sees only his two youngest kids

Still in the same house, Nicholson’s approach to visitors – previously an open-door policy -could have not have changed more dramatically, according to the insiders’ accounts. Previously welcoming all while naked, the aging actor sees only his two youngest kids 

Pictured in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada, the actor now spends his time sleeping until 1pm, drinking milk to soothe his stomach, playing golf and going next door to the property that contains his art collection

Pictured in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada, the actor now spends his time sleeping until 1pm, drinking milk to soothe his stomach, playing golf and going next door to the property that contains his art collection

Worsening matters, sources said, are rumors swirling surrounding the actor’s allegedly deteriorating health, with close friends telling Radar last year that they believe he could be suffering from dementia, and that his lookalike son Ray and older sister Lorraine have been ‘looking after him’ in.

‘Jack and I have been friends for years and he doesn’t leave his house anymore… I think his son and daughter are looking after him now,’ a friend of the three-time Academy Award winner said in September 2021.  

“The Mulholland Drive community is pretty close-knit, and they are all worried about him,” added the friend, who noted that ‘physically he is fine – but his mind is gone.

The sources went on to describe recent concerning behavior from Nicholson that has worried them in recent days, likening the once legendary lothario's reclusiveness to the sad last days of Brando, a once-desirable leading man who ballooned in weight after becoming a recluse

The sources went on to describe recent concerning behavior from Nicholson that has worried them in recent days, likening the once legendary lothario’s reclusiveness to the sad last days of Brando, a once-desirable leading man who ballooned in weight after becoming a recluse

Nicholson's lovers have included countless actresses and models. His 16-year affair with Addams Family actress Angelica Huston (above) ended in turbulent circumstances when he announced over dinner that Rebecca Broussard was going to have his baby, Ray's 32-year-old sister Lorraine

Nicholson’s lovers have included countless actresses and models. His 16-year affair with Addams Family actress Angelica Huston (above) ended in turbulent circumstances when he announced over dinner that Rebecca Broussard was going to have his baby, Ray’s 32-year-old sister Lorraine

‘It’s really sad to see such a super talented actor, like Jack, go out this way,’ the source said.

 The actor remains shacked up at his longtime, sprawling mansion, which boasts four bedroom, three bathrooms, a pool, and 3,303 square-feet of space. Since the 70s, the home has served as a site for Nicholson’s multiple high-profile trysts. 

Nicholson’s lovers have included actresses and models such as Michelle Phillips, Bebe Buell, Lara Flynn Boyle, Anjelica Huston and Rebecca Broussard.

He was married to Sandra Knight for six years between 1962 and 1968, a marriage she described as ‘very beautiful and sweet’.

'It's really sad to see such a super talented actor, like Jack, go out this way,' the source said. He is pictured in 1975 while filming the Oscar winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

‘It’s really sad to see such a super talented actor, like Jack, go out this way,’ the source said. He is pictured in 1975 while filming the Oscar winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 

Art Garfunkel and Jack Nicolson star in the American comedy-drama film Carnal Knowledge in 1971

Art Garfunkel and Jack Nicolson star in the American comedy-drama film Carnal Knowledge in 1971 

But his affair with Addams Family actress Angelica Huston was far more volatile, with him repeatedly cheating on her.

It finally ended in 1989 after 16 years when when he announced over dinner that Broussard was going to have his baby. 

In remarks published by Closer, Nicholson says he was ‘annihilated emotionally’, adding: ‘I’m childish and I did make a mistake’. 

The magazine reports how Nicholson spends his time sleeping until 1pm, drinking milk to soothe his stomach, playing golf and going next door to the property that contains his art collection.

He bought the adjacent house, once owned by Marlon Brando in Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, largely so that he didn’t have to cope with any neighbours.

A source said his family had been trying to get him to sell the properties to downsize to a ‘more manageable place in Beverly Hills’.

'Jack's in touch with certain relatives - especially Ray, his protégé, who he's so proud of - but his socializing days are long gone,' the insider said, referring to the star's 30-year-old son with actress Broussard, pictured here as an infant in 1994

‘Jack’s in touch with certain relatives – especially Ray, his protégé, who he’s so proud of – but his socializing days are long gone,’ the insider said, referring to the star’s 30-year-old son with actress Broussard, pictured here as an infant in 1994

Nicholson was married to Sandra Knight (seen here with him in 1963 film The Terror) for six years between 1962 and 1968, a marriage she described as 'very beautiful and sweet'

Nicholson was married to Sandra Knight (seen here with him in 1963 film The Terror) for six years between 1962 and 1968, a marriage she described as ‘very beautiful and sweet’

Jack Nicholson and his one of his many partners Winnie Hollman in Paris for the movie 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' in 1976

Jack Nicholson and his one of his many partners Winnie Hollman in Paris for the movie ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in 1976

Jack and Ray’s tradition of watching the LA Lakers, meanwhile, has spanned decades as the father-son pair have consistently attended basketball games together. However, over the past year, the actor has been noticeably absent from his regular courtside throne. 

Jack has been a fan of the Los Angeles basketball team for decades and has stuck with them even through the past few losing seasons. 

He famously walked out on them back in 2013, taking Adam Sandler with him, as the Lakers were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Jack has enjoyed a more relaxed lifestyle since his last film in 2010, How Do You Know, and has taken up painting as a hobby.  

Sports fans: Jack and Ray's tradition of watching the LA Lakers has spanned decades as the father-son pair have consistently attended basketball games together. However, over the past year, the actor has been noticeably absent from his regular courtside throne

Sports fans: Jack and Ray’s tradition of watching the LA Lakers has spanned decades as the father-son pair have consistently attended basketball games together. However, over the past year, the actor has been noticeably absent from his regular courtside throne

 

 

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