Date: 9th March 2001
TOM HANKS is devastated by news that his first wife is terminally ill with bone cancer.
The 44-year-old star had arranged for SUSAN DILLINGHAM, 48, to be seen in California by the world's leading cancer specialists - but was told all they could do was manage her pain in her final months.
A friend reveals, "Tom was devastated by the news. He and Susan separated a long time ago, they've had their ups and downs like any divorced couple, but they still talk to each other regularly because of their two children."
Hanks is now married to actress RITA WILSON, whom he wed in 1984. (KW/WNE/RP)