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Lord Richard Attenborough has been moved into a care home in London as he battles ill health.

The 89-year-old actor-director is wheelchair-bound after a 2008 fall and last year sold off the $18.4 million home he shared in the U.K. capital with his wife, Sheila Sim, after deciding it was not practical to keep the mansion.

Sim was moved to a care home after she was diagnosed with senile dementia, and now Attenborough has joined her in the facility.

Son Michael tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "The family home has been sold, and he has been at a care home with his wife since then."