Robin Williams confessed in his final months, “I’m not me anymore.” A professor of neurology said, “it amazed me that Robin could walk or move at all.” In the new documentary, the star’s wife Susan Schneider, with colleagues and medical experts, reveals just how frightening his last months were and calls him a “freaking warrior.” The truth about the final days of a man who made millions laugh in films like Aladdin and Mrs Doubtfire has been told so fans can understand their idol’s dark ending.
Williams died on August 11, 2014. In the coroner’s report it was revealed that he took his own life.
It had been known that the star had mental health and addiction issues, which many assumed were the reason for his untimely death.
In fact, the new film reveals just how devastating and debilitating his health was as his mind was torn apart by a little-known form of dementia.
According to Professor of Neurology Bruce Miller: “Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) increases anxiety, self-doubt… delusions that have never been present in someone…. It really amazed me that Robin could walk or move at all.”
“I saw that what Robin and I had gone through, finally made sense, our experience matched up with the science.
“And what I discovered along the way was bigger than me, and bigger than Robin.
“The full story was revealed during the making of this film and it holds the truth that Robin and I had been searching for.”
At last, fans will be able to understand the terrible struggle their idol faced and how it was something far beyond his own control which affected every part of his life.
Shawn Levy directed William’s final major movie, Night at The Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
He said: “The last movie, it was clear to all of us on that set there was something going on with Robin… I remember him saying to me, ‘I don’t know what’s going on. I’m not me any more.'”
The new documentary allows us all to rediscover who Robin Williams really was.
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