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Robin Williams’ widow shares personal essay: ‘The terrorist inside my husband’s brain’

Susan Schneider and comedian Robin Williams attend The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. Image: FilmMagic

By Ariel BogleAustralia
5 hours ago

Robin Williams’ widow Susan Schneider Williams has shone a light on her husband’s mental and physical struggles during the last year of his life in a powerful personal essay

Titled “The terrorist inside my husband’s brain” and published in the scientific journal Neurology, Schneider details how Williams failed to be diagnosed with the “little-known but deadly” Lewy body disease (LBD) before he died by suicide in 2014. LBD is a form of dementia that most frequently affects the elderly.

“My husband was trapped in the twisted architecture of his neurons and no matter what I did I could not pull him out,” she writes.

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