Jodie Foster's estranged father died in one-bedroom apartment nearby daughter's $15 million mansion
Lucius Fisher Foster III, a Second World War fighter pilot, survived on just $166 a week until his death following a long battle with Alzheimer's
Jodie Foster's estranged father died in dire circumstances in a one-bedroom apartment -- very close to a lavish mansion that his daughter sold recently for around 15 million -- following his battle with Alzheimer's disease. Lucius Fisher Foster III was 94-years-old when he died.
According to reports, the Second World War fighter pilot survived on just $166 a week until his death following a long battle with the degenerative brain condition.
Foster shared the Noho Senior Arts Colony residence with his wife Madeline Leon in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, which was located not far from his daughter's residence. Foster's mansion located at Beverley Hills was sold earlier this month for an estimated $14.9 million. According to a report in Daily Mail, Foster III died from cardiopulmonary arrest and Alzheimer's in 2016.
The actress and her father have been estranged for most of her life as he walked out on Evelyn Ella Almond shortly after the birth of his daughter.
The senior Foster divorced Almond, claiming she was a lesbian. They got back together after a point and that's when Foster was born. He was also a very off-hand parent to his other wards - Jodie's sisters Cindy and Connie, half-sister Amy and elder brother Buddy.
Foster III also hogged headlines in 2011 when he scammed elderly people by selling houses that did not exist. He was sentenced to seven years in prison of which he served only two.
It was only after he was released that he told reporters that he was estranged from his daughter and spoke about surviving on just $166 a week.
Foster's mother is now 89 years old and suffering from Dementia.
The actor paid a tribute to her mother when she picked the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award in 2013 and 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."