The Last Days of Robin Williams

Robin Williams at the premiere of Old Dogs in Hollywood, Calif., in 2009. (Fred Prouser/Reuters)
For fans, this short movie provides a bit of closure.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A fter Robin Williams hanged himself in 2014, the media speculated that financial troubles or depression related to drug or alcohol use might have been the cause. Without discussing those topics, Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider Williams, is eager to set the record straight and does so in Robin’s Wish, a documentary about the actor’s decline and fall.

Williams, his doctors and his widow say, was suffering from an advanced case of Lewy Body dementia, a spectacularly ironic affliction for a once-manic comic whose rapid-firing neurons created his stage persona in his early years. Longtime friends report in the film that before his

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