Robin Williams’ widow Susan has opened up about the late actor’s suicide and what caused it…and according to her, it wasn’t depression that was the culprit.
She talked about the brain disease, Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia, that took hold of Robin and their fight against it.
She revealed, “It was not depression that killed Robin. Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one.”
She went on to say that the symptoms “present themselves like a pinball machine. You don’t know exactly what you’re looking at.”
She said that he experienced crippling anxiety attacks and after an accident with a door left his head bloodied, things were getting worse and worse. She revealed that doctors couldn’t pinpoint exactly what was wrong until the autopsy. She said, “I know now the doctors, the whole team was doing exactly the right things. It’s just that this disease was faster than us and bigger than us. We would have gotten there eventually.”
She said, “I’ve spent this last year trying to find out what killed Robin. To understand what we were fighting, what we were in the trenches fighting and one of the doctors said, ‘Robin was very aware that he was losing his mind and there was nothing he could do about it.’ This was a very unique case and I pray to God that it will shed some light on Lewy bodies for the millions of people and their loved ones who are suffering with it. Because we didn’t know. He didn’t know.”
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