Robin Williams was a man who made a difference in the world with his ideas and words. He lived his own quote, “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it,” to the fullest. His comedic timings, coupled with an acting that led his audience to feel a connection with him, has and will always remain the best in Hollywood.
Robin Williams was unmatched in his skills and had a career that was truly rewarding. Yet, in his personal life he faced certain hurdles that eventually led to his demise in 2014. From guilt about divorce, to challenges in his work, Williams went through some really tough times towards the end of his life.
Robin married Susan Schneider in 2011. In an interview with the ABC news, Susan talked about her marriage with Williams.
She said, “It’s the best love I ever dreamed of. You know, it’s what I always dreamed of a love would be, as just really based on, just honor, love, respect.”
Despite it being a fairy tale romance, the villain in the form of depression reared its ugly head in their marriage. Robin got consumed by depression gradually, as it only got worse with time.
Not only depression, he was also suffering from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, as was reported after his autopsy. Naturally, this bled into all his relations. But fortunately, before Robin ended his life, he shared a very sweet final moment with his wife. Susan remembers it fondly and is grateful for being able to have that moment with her husband.
Before they went off to sleep that night, Robin delightfully asked Susan if she wanted a foot massage. Susan warmly declined and Robin said his last words to his wife before going to bed.
He said, “Goodnight , my love.” And those were his last words. Even though they may seen ordinary to many, tender words from a loved one before their passing away seem like a warm blanket to wrap around when the cold pain of their demise surrounds us.
Here is Susan’s interview where she talks about Robin’s death.