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Robin Williams death


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.



Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda publicly acknowledged her father’s death with a touching post on Instagram earlier today.

She shared a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book The Little Prince, in memory of her father.

“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing,” reads the quote. “And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing… You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.”

The quote is followed by a short personal message:

“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up. Z.”

Zelda is the second of Williams’ three children. Robin’s final Instagram post, nearly two weeks ago, was a black-and-white shot of himself and a young Zelda with the caption “#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl.”