Susan Schneider Williams, the widow of the late Robin Williams, has spoken concerning the “misunderstandings” round his demise in a brand new interview.
The much-loved actor and comic died by suicide in 2014, aged 63. It was later revealed that he’d been battling a degenerative situation, Lewy Physique Dementia.
Talking about how she realized of her husband’s prognosis following his demise, Susan advised the Guardian: “The docs mentioned to me after the post-mortem: ‘Are you stunned that your husband had Lewy our bodies all through his whole mind and mind stem?’
“I didn’t even know what Lewy our bodies had been, however I mentioned: ‘No, I’m not stunned.’ The truth that one thing had infiltrated each a part of my husband’s mind? That made good sense.”
Susan additionally spoke about her role in new film Robin’s Wish, which tracks the final days of his life and explains his Lewy prognosis, and involves UK screens on Monday (January 4).
“If my husband weren’t well-known I might not have put myself by this,” she mentioned. “However there have been so many misunderstandings on the market about what had occurred to him, and about Lewy our bodies. So this felt like the fitting factor to do.”
Robin Williams – Credit score: Getty
Williams’ widow has beforehand mentioned the creation of the movie, saying the method had helped her to grasp extra concerning the situation Robin was affected by in the direction of the tip of his life.
She advised Entertainment Weekly: “Armed with the title of a mind illness I’d by no means heard of, I set out on a mission to grasp it, and that led me down my unchosen path of advocacy.”
“With invaluable assist from main medical consultants, I noticed that what Robin and I had gone by, lastly made sense — our expertise matched up with the science.