Robin Williams one of the greatest actor/comedians ever to grace the silver
screen, took his own life at his home in Paradise Bay California on the 11 th August 2014. Newspapers at the time speculated that he had
taken his life due to depression or overwhelming financial difficulties.
What the papers and Robin Williams himself didn’t know, the true fact only
coming to light after an autopsy, was that he was suffering from “diffuse
Lewy body dementia”, an incurable brain disease that causes depression,
anxiety and paranoia. His widow Susan Schneider Williams describes the
decease as “the terrorist inside my husband’s brain”.
Told by various people who knew him, including friends’ neighbours, medial
experts and family Robin’s Wish is an eye opening and moving account of how
this incurable disease had a devastating effect on Robin William’s mental
health during the final few months and days’ before his untimely death.
Shawn Levey the director of The Night at the Museum trilogy of films
describes, heartbreakingly, how in the final film William’s, a normally
confident actor, was racked with self-doubt and worry.
The one thing that is clear from Robin’s Wish is that not only was he a
fine actor and comedian but he was also a genuinely nice person who had
time for his neighbours and friends.
Robin’s Wish is a fitting tribute to one of the 2Oth Century’s greatest
talents and is not to be missed.