It will have been eight years since the well-known actor died.
On August 11, 2014, the devastating news that Robin Williams had committed suicide rocked the whole globe.
The actor was well-known in the entertainment industry and was praised for his comedy and wit all over the world. His performances in Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting are what made him most famous.
But due to an undiagnosed ailment, he had endured a number of health problems in the year before to his death.
The actor experienced stomach pains, indigestion, and digestive problems following “gut discomfort” at a party for his and his wife Susan Schneider’s second wedding anniversary. Later, it was discovered that he had a left resting hand tremor that was caused by a past shoulder injury.
He began to lose his sense of smell and eyesight as a result, which made him more anxious and kept him up at night.
He eventually began to have motor disturbances, which occasionally caused him to stop moving.
For his book Robin, Schneider told Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times that managing the symptoms was like “playing whack-a-mole.”
According to her, not all of the symptoms will appear simultaneously or in a straight line.
It made me think of the game Whack-a-Mole. This month, which symptom is it? I pondered whether my husband suffered from hypochondria. Despite the fact that we have tried everything, there are no answers.
Billy Crystal, a friend and fellow actor, claims that Williams’ look changed significantly in a few of months.
He was “taken aback by how he appeared” when they went to witness a concert in the fall of 2013 since he was “thinner and looks fragile,” according to Crystal.
Williams started sobbing as the evening came to a conclusion and they said their goodbyes.
He did, however, film portions for the third movie in the Night in the Museum series, in which he played Theodore Roosevelt, before an explanation for his symptoms could be found.
After having a panic episode and weeping on set, he admitted to his makeup artist Cheri Minns that he no longer “knew how to be funny.”
Schneider told the medical journal Neurology that he was “losing his mind and he was aware of it” after being prescribed antipsychotic drugs that only made matters worse.
In May 2014, the couple received word from the physicians that Williams had Parkinson’s disease. Despite treatment, medicine, and testing, the comic refused to accept the diagnosis, and as a result, his health deteriorated.
On August 11 of the same year, he committed suicide at the age of 63.
At first, depression was held responsible for the issue. He was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia after his death.
Confusion, exhaustion, hallucinations, and issues with cognition, memory, and judgment are all potential symptoms of this severe, incurable brain condition.
Medical experts said it was one of the worst examples they had ever seen.
Parkinson’s disease is commonly mistaken for this since it displays many of the same symptoms.
Williams was set to have more brain exams the week before he passed away. Schneider, however, claims that his anxiety about the test results ultimately led to his suicide attempt.
He may not have wanted to go, she suggested in an interview with the Guardian from last year. He most certainly believed that he would spend his entire life in prison.