Robin Williams’ Widow Reveals Dementia Diagnosis Before Suicide

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Robin Williams’ widow, Susan Williams is opening up about her husband with ABC News’ Amy Robach. Williams reveals that the beloved comedian had very few years to live and was paranoid and anxious! “If Robin was lucky, he would’ve had maybe three years left. And they would’ve been hard years. And it’s a good chance he would’ve been locked up.”

Robin committed suicide in 2013. Williams added that Robin, had Lewy body dementia, a common but difficult-to-diagnose condition, confirmed in the coroner’s report. “Lewy body dementia is what killed Robin,” Williams said. “It’s what took his life and that’s what I spent the last year trying to get to the bottom of, what took my husband’s life.”

Susan added,”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.'” Susan said Robin’s illnesses began to take a toll on the actor before his death with anxiety, delusions and impaired movement. “They present themselves like a pinball machine. You don’t know exactly what you’re looking at,”Susan said of Robin’s symptoms.

Susan and Robin were married three years and had a seven year relationship before marriage. Robin was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s diagnosis before his death in 2014.

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