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Robin Williams' Widow Chronicles His Final Months in Heartbreaking Essay

Robin Williams‘ widow Susan Schneider has just penned an emotional essay about the actor’s harrowing final months before his tragic passing.

In the essay for medical journal Neurology, Susan opens up about Lewy Body Disease, the brain condition that led to Robin‘s death, and the struggle to find a diagnosis.

“He kept saying ‘I just want to reboot my brain.’ When we were in the neurologist’s office learning exactly what this meant, Robin had a chance to ask some burning questions. He asked, ‘Do I have Alzheimer’s? Dementia? Am I schizophrenic?’ and when his doctor said ‘No,’ Robin was unsatisfied,” Susan explained, mentioning the varying symptoms that weren’t leading to a diagnosis.

She added, “His left hand tremor was continuous now and he had a slow, shuffling gait. He hated that he could not find the words he wanted in conversations. He would thrash at night and still had terrible insomnia. At times, he would find himself stuck in a frozen stance, unable to move, and frustrated when he came out of it. He was beginning to have trouble with visual and spatial abilities in the way of judging distance and depth. His loss of basic reasoning just added to his growing confusion.”

Susan also recounted her final days with Robin, where the couple shared a perfect weekend together that she had hoped was a sign he was getting better.

Read all that Susan had to say in the Neurology medical journal.

Robin Williams' Wife Reveals He Was in Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease - Read Her Statement

Robin Williams‘ wife Susan Schneider has released a statement revealing her late husband was suffering in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.

Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” Robin‘s wife Susan Schneider said in a statement (via Deadline).

“Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles. Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” Susan revealed.

“It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid,” she concluded.

Robin Williams' Wife Susan Schneider Releases Statement On His Shocking Death

Robin Williams‘s wife Susan Schneider has just released a statement on his sad death.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin‘s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions,” the 63-year-old actor’s wife told THR.

Robin and Susan tied the knot in October 2011.

In case you missed it, have a look at the statement from Robin‘s rep after his surprising death.

Robin Williams Marries Susan Schneider

Robin Williams has tied the knot with graphic designer Susan Schneider, his rep confirms to JustJared.com.

The 60-year-old comedian wed Susan on Sunday (October 23) at the Meadowood Resort in Napa Valley, Calif., People reports.

This is the third marriage for Robin, who has three children – Zachary, 28, Zelda, 22, and Cody, 19.

“Let the wedding madness begin!” Zelda tweeted a day before the ceremony, later adding, “The wedding festivities rage on but my tired feet are done. Think it’s time to lay in the tub, eat m&m’s and write.”

Congrats to the happy couple!!!