Robin Williams suffered from dementia in his last days, causing him to forget his lines and drive him to despair, claims a new biography of the actor and comedian. Williams committed suicide at his California home on August 11, 2014, at the age of 63.
According to the Deadline report, Robin written by Dave Itzkoff and published by Henry Holt and Co, claims that Williams suffered from Lewy Body Dementia, which is the second most common type of progressive Dementia after Alzheimer's disease is. Williams initially thought of Parkinson's, but the diagnosis did not fully explain his symptoms. A neuropathologist finally gave him the correct diagnosis.
The biography reportedly reported that Williams began to cry uncontrollably, forgetting his lines and moving slowly in his last days, but not knowing what caused the deterioration.
"He was sobbing in my arms at the end of each day, it was awful, terrible," makeup artist Cheri Minns told Itzkoff. I said to his people: I'm a make-up artist. I do not have the ability to deal with what happens to him. When Minns suggested that Williams should try stand-up comedy again, the actor said, "I can not, Cheri. I do not remember how. I do not know how to be funny. Williams's health continued to deteriorate following the failure of his 201
Williams became famous as an actor in the 1980s, appearing on several successful television shows and films, including Patch Adams (1998), Society of the Dead Poets (1989), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Good Will Hunting (1997. His final release was Absolutely Anything (2015), in which he voiced the character Dennis the dog.
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