The widow of actor Robin Williams said that his personality ‘changed’ while he was filming the sequel to ‘Night at the Musuem’ just months before his death.
Robin Williams ‘changed’ in the months before his death widow says: In a documentary detailing the neurodegenerative disorder that Williams was battling with before he died his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, said her husband was struggling to find answers to his health issues. The documentary, Robin’s Wish, is now airing in the UK. He was misdiagnosed with Parkinsons disease before he died.
Despite his health issues he continued to work on the film at the height of his illness and, unbeknown to him, he was actually suffering from Lewy body dementia however the incurable disease of the brain was only discovered during his autopsy. Makeup artist on the film, Cheri Minns, described him as a very sad man who would end up most days “sobbing in my arms” and said it was a “horrible experience” to see him like that.
In the documentary Susan tells filmmaker Tyler Norwood “My husband had unknowingly been battling a deadly disease. Nearly every region of his brain was under attack – he experienced himself disintegrating.” At the peak of his career Williams won an Oscar for his supporting role in “Good Will Hunting” and starred in blockbuster films “Mrs Doubtfire”, “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Aladdin”.
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