As we’re sure you all remember back in August of 2014 iconic comedian Robin Williams took his own life, leaving the world a much less funny place.
Ever since then people have been trying to figure out why a man who always seemed to be having fun and smiling might do such a thing.
Well new details about the final section of Williams’ life have come to light and offer a glimpse into why he left us all so soon.
According to a new biography, called Robin, which is due out later this month, the comedian suffered from diffuse Lewy body dementia.
This disease affects brain affect thinking, memory, emotions and body movements.
Things really started to fall apart while Willams’ was filming the movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
In his final days Williams would forget his lines, suffered from a shuffling gait and would cry uncontrollably all the time reportedly.
Makeup artist Cheri Minns said that, “He was sobbing in my arms at the end of every day. It was horrible. Horrible.”
Minns reportedly suggested that Williams return to stand up comedy as a way of cheering himself up, but it didn’t work.
“He just cried and said, ‘I can’t, Cheri. I don’t know how anymore. I don’t know how to be funny,’” she said.
We all still miss him and his comedy.
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