New documentary sheds light on Robin Williams' final days

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  • A new documentary gives an intimate look into the last days of Robin Williams.
  • The actor died by suicide in August 2014.
  • It was later revealed that he had Lewy Body Dementia, a neurodegenerative disease.

A new documentary gives an inside look into the last days in the life of Robin Williams. The actor died by suicide in August 2014, he was 63.

In November 2015 his wife Susan Schneider Williams revealed that Robin suffered from Lewy Body Dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that alters mood, movement and provokes hallucinations.

Robin's Wish, directed by Tylor Norwood explores the actors fight against the illness, and according to the synopsis it sheds "a new light on the tragedy, beauty, and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time."

In a statement, Susan said: "Armed with the name of a brain disease I'd never heard of, I set out on a mission to understand it, and that led me down my unchosen path of advocacy," reports Entertainment Weekly.

"With invaluable help from leading medical experts, I saw that what Robin and I had gone through, finally made sense our experience matched up with the science. And what I discovered along the way was bigger than me, and bigger than Robin. The full story was revealed during the making of this film and it holds the truth that Robin and I had been searching for."


Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht 

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