Despite the untimely passing of comedian Robin Williams more than seven years ago, his spirit and legacy live on in our hearts.
Williams’s death shocked the entire globe, and many people thought that his choice to take his own life was motivated by drug usage and depression.
But as it turns out, Robin Williams’ terrible death was actually caused by something quite else. Susan Schneider Williams, Robin’s widow, made the decision to come clean about what truly killed her husband.
Through his iconic parts in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, and Good Morning Vietnam, he won the admiration of fans all around the world.
People who knew him in person observed that he was equally humorous off-camera and that he could make the most of his talent to cheer up those who needed it the most.The adored actor had three marriages and three children.
In June 1976, Williams first met Valeria Velardi. Williams was just a regular San Francisco bartender at the time and wasn’t particularly well-known.
“He was bartending. He had a French accent, offered me a drink, chatted me up and was absolutely delightful,” Valeria said in 2018.
“He asked me for a ride home. He was speaking French and I was teasing him and we had a kiss. And I just knew I was going to see him again”.
The pair was married in 1978 and had a kid named Zack in 1983.
Williams and Valeria split up in 1988. Marsha Garces, the actor’s son’s nanny, was the subject of allegations that the two were having an affair, but Valeria has since denied this. That being said, Williams wed Marsha after the divorce.
While she was expecting, the pair were married in 1989.
Zelda was born in 1989, and Cody was born in 1991, to Robin and Marsha. Sadly, Robin’s second marriage was likewise destined for failure. 2008 saw Marsha file for divorce, alleging irreconcilable differences.
Then, Susan Schneider, Robin’s soul partner, entered his life three years after his second divorce. In the latter part of 2007, she first encountered the well-known comedian in a nearby Apple store, where they had a brief exchange.
“I walked in and saw this man and I thought: ‘I think that’s Robin Williams. ‘ Then on my way out I happened to look at him again and he was smiling at me and something inside me said: ‘Oh, just go over and say hi’, Susan said.
In 2011, they got married. The luxurious resort Meadowood in California’s Napa Valley served as the venue for the wedding.
The little wedding had about 120 guests, including family, close friends, and neighbors.