Susan spoke to Good Morning America’s Amy Robach in an interview Tuesday morning, and admitted that things weren’t always good, saying, “My best friend was sinking.” Robin committed suicide in August of 2014, and over the past year, Susan has been trying to find out why he decided to end his life. Rumors cited depression, or a return to drug and alcohol addiction, which she says are both far from the truth.
In fact, no alcohol or drugs were found in the 63-year-old’s system and Susan claims he’d been sober for eight years. According to her, his untimely demise stemmed from mental issues, saying it, “was what was going on in his brain… The chemical warfare that no one knew about,” CNN reports.
Doctors agree: an autopsy found that Robin was suffering from Lewy Body Dementia. It is the second most common type of progressive dementia, only behind Alzheimer’s, and currently affects 1.4 million Americans. Susan also recalls the bizarre events that she now recognizes as symptoms of LBD, including reduced attention span, memory loss, and his ability to recognize and identify objects.
Watch Susan Williams open up about her husband’s tragic death in the video above.
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Robin Williams Through The Years (PHOTOS)
1. Robin Williams, Mork & Mindy, 1979Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. Robin Williams, Jumanji, 1995Source:Getty 2 of 17
3. Robin Williams, Jack, 1996Source:Getty 3 of 17
4. Robin Williams at a celebrity tennis event, 1999Source:Getty 4 of 17
5. Robin Williams, Jakob the Liar, 1999Source:Getty 5 of 17
6. Robin & daughter Zelda, 2001Source:Getty 6 of 17
7. Robin Williams after a standup performance in 2002Source:Getty 7 of 17
8. Robin Williams at a press conference, 2002Source:Getty 8 of 17
9. Robin & Harvey Fierstein, 2003Source:Getty 9 of 17
10. Robin Williams & daughter Zelda, 2004Source:Getty 10 of 17
11. Robin Williams during a standup routine, 2004Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. Robin Williams & Yogi Berra, 2004Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Robin Williams & Robert Deniro, 2005Source:Getty 13 of 17
14. Robin Williams & Jack Black, 2006Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. Robin Williams & JoJo, TRL, 2006Source:Getty 15 of 17
16. Robin Williams & wife Susan, 2009Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Robin Williams & Monique, 2010Source:Getty 17 of 17
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