The last days of Robin Williams, the comedian whose life was a tragedy

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He committed suicide in 2014. Now a biography reveals what problems the actor faced

New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff wrote a book about the life of Robin Williams. In the work titled “Robin”, he makes revelations that surprised many people, proving that the actor already gave many signs of depression and suicidal tendencies, but no one wanted to see. Or, perhaps, no one could see it transparently. Robin Williams committed suicide in 2014 and left the world shocked.

Two divorces

Dave Itzkoff argues that Robin Williams could not overcome his separations. On more than one occasion, he said that “getting divorced is expensive” – and maybe he did not refer to money. The second separation divided his family and the relationship with the children. “He was sure he had let us down. And never accepted. Something sad, because we all loved him and wanted his happiness, “explains his son.


According to the book, Robin had several health problems and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But maybe the doctors were wrong. The author of the book claims that Williams suffered from another illness, a form of incurable dementia, which increased the tendency to suicide.


All this was coupled with a serious professional crisis. The book reveals that he once said crying to his friend and makeup artist Cheri Minns: “I can not, I do not know how to be funny.” The actor participated in a television series that had failed, and after that, never wanted to act again. He did not consider himself prepared.


According to the biography, Robin Williams was moving away from everything and everyone. Of his children (with the second wife), his third wife, the parties and meetings with friends. According to the book, months before his death, Robin Williams was admitted to a detox center where he had been years ago when he had problems with addiction and sought medication to try to find himself.


Robin McLaurin Williams’ career began in 1977, when he began acting on TV. At the time, he already demonstrated his talent for comedy. He made several appearances in the series “The Richard Pryor show”. Then he went to the movies and in 1980 he played Popeye on the big screen. In addition to the comedic bias, Williams excelled in blockbuster dramas such as “Good Morning, Vitenã” (1987), “Dead Poets Society” (1989), “Time to Awaken” (1990), “The Fisherman of illusions “(1991) and” Indomitable Genius “(1997), which earned him his only Oscar.


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