Robin Williams Suicide May Have Been Triggered by Dementia Hallucinations — REPORT
It's been a long road revolving around Robin Williams' death. Last Friday, the official autopsy report revealed Williams did die from suicide, however no illegal drugs or alcohol were involved. The toxicology test did show prescription meds in “therapeutic” concentrations were found in his system. With all of that said and done, now TMZ is reporting Williams might have suffered from a form of dementia. According to several "sources connected with the family," the outlet learned the comedian's suicide was allegedly triggered by hallucinations as a result of him living with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), which is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's.
Now, it's no secret that Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's, as his wife, Susan, openly admitted after her husband's death. Per documents obtained by TMZ: "Williams was struggling with the disease, which is marked by abnormal protein deposits in the brain that disrupt normal function." LBD is something associated with Parkinson's and those suffering from both often deal with severe side effects from the meds, like hallucinations resulting in the seeing of phantom objects, people, or animals. Reportedly, Williams' wife spoke with authorities after his death and complained about how the meds made him feel.
Also, TMZ's sources are declaring LBD was the "key factor" that they think made Williams kill himself. Apparently, the website also chatted with Williams' doctors, who "agree that the disease was the critical factor leading to his suicide."
Whether this is indeed true or not, it's quite sad, because no one, like Williams, should have to suffer from so much pain.