Canadian award-winning actor Michael J. Fox has been enjoying a holiday in Majorca. Earlier this week, he was taken on a brief guided tour of some Andratx’s most emblematic monuments by town hall staff.
Fox, probably best known for his multi-Emmy winning role in the long running TV series Family Ties and Spin City as well as his movie trilogy Back to the Future, visited Andratx castle and the church of Santa Maria.
The actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, at the age 29, and he disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. Fox semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease worsened. He has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure. He created the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and on 5 March 2010, Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet gave him a honoris causa doctorate for his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
He has released three books: Lucky Man: A Memoir (2002), Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (2009), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned (2010). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010.
He also was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000.