Robin Williams' Suicide May Have Been Result of Something No One Suspected

Robin WilliamsPoor Robin Williams. He was so talented and the world loved him, but behind the scenes, he was struggling with so much that none of his fans knew about it. Since he took his life in August, we heard that he was struggling with depression and was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

Recently, we heard that he was also suffering from paranoia and anxiety and had even asked a friend to hold onto his watches for safekeeping. The coroner's report said he had two anti-depressants in his system, but no illegal drugs and no alcohol. But now comes a new report, one even more devastating than the rest. TMZ reports that Robin was also dealing with Lewy Body Dementia, a devastating disease.

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According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, LBD is similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and it is underdiagnosed but not uncommon. Symptoms can include progressive dementia and hallucinations that can be both visual and aural.

The association says that people with LBD may react negatively to certain medications, and at the time of Robin's death, he was reportedly taking not only anti-depressants, but Levodopa for Parkinson's tremors, and he reportedly had a closed bottle of Seroquel near him at his death. It's unclear if he had taken any of it yet.

Robin's wife, Susan, reportedly told authorities that Robin had begun complaining about his medications and how they made him feel shortly before his death. TMZ says that Robin's friends, as well as his doctors, agree that LBD was a "key factor" in what led him to commit suicide.

But you also have to wonder about the drugs and if they had a negative reaction on him. At the end of the day, no one except Robin will ever know for sure why he felt he had to take this way out.

Robin was too young to be struggling with so much, and he was so brave to keep us laughing through everything he was dealing with.

Rest in peace, Robin.

 

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