A former ‘Star Wars’ actor, now a former ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star and a current “Survivors” contestant are coming to terms with the death of their father.
In a special episode of “Survive,” former ‘Tron 5’ actor Josh Brener, who played father in the original trilogy, spoke about his father’s passing on “Surviving Survivor: Worlds Apart.”
Brener said his father died in a car crash while driving home from a concert in 2003.
The accident left him paralyzed, and he spent a year in the hospital.
When he came back, he found his father in a coma, Brener said.
He told “Survival” host Jeff Probst about his loss, which was revealed to be a stroke.
“The stroke was an accident, right?
I didn’t realize it at the time,” Brener explained.
“I was just in shock, and it was like, ‘Wow!
I’m not supposed to be in a position where I’m like, OK, my father’s gone.’
It was very, very hard to process.
I was just like, Oh, my God, my dad’s gone.'”
Breners mother, Debbie Brener-Schneider, has a stroke as well.
She said she was diagnosed with a severe form of brain cancer at age 60.
She said the stroke, which is affecting her vision and the ability to breathe, has been taking its toll.
“She’s very frail, she’s not a person to talk about, so I’ve been trying to keep her in the dark,” Debbie Brenner-Schnecker said on “CBS This Morning” this week.
“I’ve just been trying, trying to be very, really honest with her and her family about, like, what we’re going through and just be understanding that I think she has a lot to do with it.”
Braners father, Bob Brener Jr., died in 2007 at age 74.
He passed away at the age of 94, according to his son’s Facebook page.
Bob Brener was a founding member of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and had a recurring role on “The Biggest Loser” from 1998-2001.
He also had a starring role in the 2003 film “Cadillac” opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
He was nominated for an Emmy for “Survives: Worlds Inaugural” in 2009.