Robin Williams' son opens up about father's mental health, saying the star was "frustrated" and "very uncomfortable" before his death
Robin Williams' son Zak has shared details about his late father, opening up about the actors' mental health struggles. Zak sat down for an interview with "The Genius Life" podcast on Wednesday, his dad's birthday.
Both Zak and the host of the podcast, Max Lugavere, lost a parent to Lewy body disease, a rare disease with symptoms that resemble Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Williams died by suicide in 2014 at 63 years old. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but an autopsy showed he had Lewy body disease.
Zak said he saw "frustration" in his father when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
"What he was going through didn't match one to one [with] many Parkinson's patients'...experience," said Zak, 38. "He felt frustrated."
"There was a focus issue, that frustrated him. There were issues associated with how he felt. And also from a neurological perspective, he didn't he feel great," said Zak. "There was just more anxiety and depression and just things he was experiencing and talking to me about that made me realize he was very uncomfortable." …
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