Robin Williams' Widow On His Death: 'I Completely Forgave Him'

"I was beside myself in agony, but he fought to the end"

Susan Schneider, Robin Williams' widow, recently sat down with People to talk about her late husband's battle with Lewy body dementia and his August 2014 suicide. 

"I completely forgave him, I completely understood," Schneider told People magazine, in reference to her husband's death. "I was beside myself in agony, but he fought to the end and I didn't know what we were fighting, but I knew we were fighting hard."

While some speculated that Williams suffered from depression, Schneider explained to People that it wasn't the main cause of his death. 

"It was not depression that killed Robin," she said. "Depression was one of let's call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one."

Williams was eventually diagnosed Lewy body dementia after his death. LBD is the second most common form of dementia, with symptoms like visual hallucinations and depression. Now armed with the knowledge of her late husband's disease, Schneider told People that his symptoms -- and his death-- make more sense
"I can't help but think that there's some big plan and that Robin and I are a small part of it," she said to People. "We fought beside each other and we gave it our best."
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