Robin Williams’ Wife Says He Had Three Years Left To Live Because Of Illness

It’s been over a year since we lost Robin Williams on August of last year but his memory clearly lives on with people still paying tribute to the late actor. But it isn’t his actual death that continues to push interest, it’s the cause of his death that we’re a little unclear about and Williams’ wife finally put more light onto the subject after giving her first official interview which airs on Nightline tonight since her husband took his life.

“If Robin was lucky, he would’ve had maybe three years left. And they would’ve been hard years.”

Early reports said that Williams suffered from depression (which he did) and the effects of his medication placed him into a darker corner of his mind that pushed him to the brink. But now Williams’ wife says that it really was dementia, and the anxiety that followed from that diagnosis, that was the main cause of his suicide. And she doesn’t blame him “one bit” for doing it.

“It’s a good chance he would’ve been locked up. You know, we were living a nightmare.”

The whole thing is sad to think about, even a year later. But even though Robin Williams was possibly one of the more talented performers to ever exist, he’s still human afterall.

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Check your local listings for the rest of Susan Williams’ interview on Nightline.