Robin William's Son Opens Up About His Father's Mental Health And Suffering
June 8, 2018 18:03 By Fabiosa
Robin William’s death in 2014 was a shock to many in Hollywood and millions of fans who loved his work. It was even more disturbing that a lot of people had no idea the actor was struggling with mental health issues until his passing.
The people hardest hit by William’s passing remain his family and children, 35-year-old Zak, 28-year-old Zelda, and 26-year-old Cody. They came together in July 2015 to celebrate what would have been their father’s 64th birthday.
In the wake of William’s passing, Zak committed his energy to teaching financial literacy at the San Quentin State Prison in California as a tribute to his father. His sister Zelda took some time off social media to cope with the grieving but soon returned.
HBO is set to provide more insight into the struggles of the late Williams in a new documentary titled 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind', directed by Marina Zenovich, it features conversations the former actor had with family members and close friends.
The trailer also offered a snippet of an interview with Williams' son Zak who spoke about his father’s intense personal struggles despite his outward appearance of joy and contentment that he was well known for.
My father didn’t always feel he was succeeding, but he was the most successful person I know.
Williams suffered from Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia that affects thinking, memory and movement. His wife Susan Schneider gave PEOPLE an idea of how debilitating the condition was months before William’s death.
I know now the doctors, the whole team was doing exactly the right things. It’s just that this disease was faster than us and bigger than us. We would have gotten there eventually.