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Actor Robin Williams Widow Speaks Out

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Nov 04, 2015
Actor Robin Williams Widow Speaks Out

Last year, the world came to a screeching halt, when it was discovered actor, Robin Williams, took his own life at his California home. During this time, it was uncertain the triggering effect that potentially led to the 63 year olds untimely death. Eventually, several close family members and friends reported to the media, Williams suffered for years in silence with depression.

Today, all of that changed, as Susan Williams, widow of the late actor confirmed to ABC News, in one of her first appearances since her husband’s passing, a coroner’s report concluded, Williams had a rare and almost difficult-to diagnose condition, known as Lewy body dementia.

During the interview she further elaborated on the entertainers, mental, physical and emotional well-being in the months leading up to his unfortunate demise. At one point, his wife of three years admitted, “We were living a nightmare.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, Lewy body dementia or LBD is defined as “the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, causing a progressive decline in mental abilities.”

Similar, to his cartoon character portrayal of Genie in the Disney classic, Aladdin, he is released from all of pain and set free. “I’m history! No, I’m mythology! Nah, I don’t care what I am; I’m free.” Although Robin Williams is no longer with us physically, his indelible mark has been embedded into the hearts and minds of many, for years to come.