There is no doubt that Robin Williams’ death back in August left an enormous void in the world of acting and comedy. His tragic suicide left many wondering what could possibly have happened the much-loved actor that would lead him to take his own life. Recent reports have established that neither illegal drugs nor alcohol were found in the sixty-three-year-old’s system, which while comforting also raised many further questions.
It seems, however, that some of these questions were answered today with court documents stating that Robin, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, was also battling Lewy body dementia.
Those suffering from this form of dementia commonly experience severe hallucinations and both Robin’s doctors and family have agreed that the condition was a key factor in his suicide. The delusions may appear in the form of animals, objects or people from the past and sufferers can struggle to identify friends and family.
Tragically, many people battling Parkinson’s disease also struggle with Lewy body dementia and unfortunately suffer negative side effects from the Parkinson’s medication. Robin’s wife Susan Schneider has revealed that her husband complained about the medication in the days leading up to his death.
We're so sad to hear that Robin had to deal with so much ill health before his untimely death.