Jodie Foster’s estranged father died penniless following a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, just a few miles from the Oscar winning actresses’ $15million Hollywood mansion.
Lucius Fisher Foster III, a 94-year-old former Second World War fighter pilot, who died October 8, 2016, survived on $166 a week until his death following a long battle with the degenerative brain condition.
Foster died at his one-bedroom apartment in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, which he shared with his most recent wife Madeline Leon, located not far from the lavish Beverley Hills mansion his daughter sold for a cool $14.9million earlier this month.
According to his death certificate, he died from cardiopulmonary arrest and Alzheimer’s Disease, the Sun Online reported.
Jodie and her father remained estranged for much of her life, after Lucius walked out on Evelyn Ella Almond shortly after the birth of the actress.
He in turn claimed the divorce was because Evelyn was a lesbian, and they have separated and gotten back together to have another child – Jodie.
Lucius was also a hands-off parent with his other children – Jodie’s sisters Cindy and Connie, half-sister Amy and elder brother Buddy.
In 2011, at the age of 89, he made national news after scamming $100,000 out of poor and elderly people for deposits on homes that never existed.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison although her served only two.
Upon his release, he told reporters he had been alienated from his daughter for more than 15 years and bemoaned his $166 a week income.
Before his death, the former fighter pilot lived at the Noho Senior Arts Colony, a housing complex for over 62s from the film and art industry.
He is believed to have turned his life around and even begun writing poetry.
Jodie’s mother Evelyn, now 89, suffers from dementia. In 2013, Jodie paid touching tribute to her mother when collecting a Golden Globe award.
Speaking after picking up the Lifetime Achievement Award, she said: ‘Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things you won’t understand tonight.
‘But this is the only important one to take in: I love you, I love you, I love you.’