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New book on Robin Williams reveals Shocking insight into his final day

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Dave Itzkoff's controversial new book on Robin Willaims claims to shed shocking light on the death of Robin williams.

Specifically, it excerpts a number of close friends who speak of the Robin Wiillams personal difficulties and behind-the-scenes agony. He was struggling to remember his lines.

Later, an autopsy revealed that he was suffering from a Lewy body disease - an incurable disease that causes dementia.

“He was sobbing in my arms at the end of every day. It was horrible. Horrible,” makeup artist Cheri Minns recalled. “I said to his people, ‘I’m a makeup artist. I don’t have the capacity to deal with what’s happening to him. ” - Cheri Minns, makeup artist
Minns suggested to Robin that he return to stand-up to get out of his rut and reclaim some of his lost confidence. But Robin refused.

“He just cried and said, ‘I can’t, Cheri. I don’t know how anymore. I don’t know how to be funny. ”

The reality — though Robin didn’t know it — was that he was suffering from a pernicious neurodegenerative disease that was in the process of robbing him of his talents, his brain and his very self.

This heartbreaking interaction is recounted in the biography “Robin” (Henry Holt & Co.) by Dave Itzkoff, out this month, which provides new details about the comic great’s final days and the harsh reality of what it’s like to lose a once-in-a-generation mind.

On May 28, 2014, Robin was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that impairs motor functioning. Doctors assured him that they had drugs that could control the tremors and that he likely would have another “10 good years.”

His third wife, Susan Scheider, later detailed his symptoms in a piece for medical journal Neurology.

"He had a slow, shuffling gait. He hated that he could not find the words he wanted in conversations," she said.

"He would thrash at night and still had terrible insomnia. At times, he would find himself stuck in a frozen stance, unable to move, and frustrated when he came out of it. He was beginning to have trouble with visual and spatial abilities in the way of judging distance and depth.

"His loss of basic reasoning just added to his growing confusion."

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