Robin Wil­liams’ widow de­tails ac­tor’s fi­nal days

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Robin Wil­liams’ widow says the ac­tor had “chem­i­cal war­fare in his brain” be­fore his death.

Wil­liams suf­fered from de­men­tia caused by Lewy body dis­ease and took his own life in Au­gust 2014.

Su­san Schneider Wil­liams writes in the medical journal “Neu­rol­ogy” that her hus­band’s sui­cide came “at the end of an in­tense, con­fus­ing, and rel­a­tively swift per­se­cu­tion” from the dis­ease.

Schneider Wil­liams says Wil­liams had trou­ble remembering lines dur­ing the film­ing of “Night at the Mu­seum 3” in spring 2014 and says the “loss of mem­ory and in­abil­ity to con­trol his anx­i­ety was dev­as­tat­ing to him.”

Wil­liams was di­ag­nosed with Lewy body dis­ease af­ter his death. Schneider Wil­liams says she’s shar­ing her ex­pe­ri­ence in the hope doc­tors will be “in­spired to turn Robin’s suf­fer­ing into some­thing mean­ing­ful.”

Robin Wil­liams, right, and Su­san Schneider Wil­liams

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