Robin Williams‘widow Susan Schneider Williams reveals shocking secrets about the actor’s last days that were filled with pain.
“As you may know, my husband Robin Williams had the little-known but deadly Lewy body disease (LBD). He died from suicide in 2014 at the end of an intense, confusing, and relatively swift persecution at the hand of this disease’s symptoms and pathology. He was not alone in his traumatic experience with this neurologic disease,” Schneider Williams stated.
Schneider Williams publicly came forward to tell that she forgave him for taking his own life after determining his struggle with Lewy Body Dementia.
“Once the coroner’s report was reviewed, a doctor was able to point out to me that there was a high concentration of Lewy bodies within the amygdala,” she went on. ‘This likely caused the acute paranoia and out-of-character emotional responses he was having. How I wish he could have known why he was struggling, that it was not a weakness in his heart, spirit, or character.”
“Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it,” she claimed. “Can you imagine the pain he felt as he experiences himself disintegrating? And not from something he would ever know the name of, or understand? Neither he, nor anyone could stop it; no amount of intelligence or love could hold it back.”
“Powerless and frozen, I took in the darkness of not knowing what was happening to my husband. Was it a single source, a single terrorist, or was this a combo pack of disease raining down on him? He kept saying, ‘I just want to reboot my brain.”