Yesterday, we revealed the sad circumstances which led to the suicide of much loved actor Robin Williams. In addition to these recent revelations, details of the actor’s will and estate have now been made public which puts the bereaved family back in the spotlight.
Robin's estate was valued at almost $50 million dollars which may come as a surprise to many because reports of financial instability were rife prior to his death, with the actor telling Parade magazine in 2013: "There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I'm selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can't afford it anymore",
Robin, star of Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting, stipulated he wanted his estate to go to his three children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody. A portion of the estate will also go to Robin’s wife Susan Schneider who signed a pre-nuptial agreement prior to their marriage in Napa Valley in 2011.
The actor insisted that each child’s share was to be released at various points in their twenties, before being given the remaining amount at aged 30. As Robin’s eldest son, Zachary, is already 31, he will receive the entire lump sum, but Zelda and Cody’s shares will be handled by a trustee.
The will which was made in 2011 was filed in a Californian court last week, three months after the death of the actor.