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(CNN)   The real killer of Robin Williams was not Robin Williams   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Parkinson's disease, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Lewy body, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Alpha-synuclein, Schneider Williams, Lewy body dementia  
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5145 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 01 Jul 2022 at 10:20 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-01 8:04:28 PM  
OJ?
 
2022-07-01 10:24:05 PM  
Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2022-07-01 10:33:57 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


Well shiat. Good luck. I hope it's something else.
 
2022-07-01 10:41:15 PM  

covfefe: OJ?


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2022-07-01 10:47:32 PM  
Misdiagnosis and overlapping symptoms can lead to a world of confusion for patients and their families, so for Schneider Williams, finally learning the truth behind her husband's "pain and suffering" was a "pinprick of light," she said.

Aww. I think he would have loved that she snuck a "prick" in there.
 
2022-07-01 11:16:50 PM  
So, she's still making money from her dead husband holding seminars.
 
2022-07-01 11:21:17 PM  
Everything I've ever heard about Robin Williams suggests he was a decent human being who cared deeply for other people. If I could be half the person he was, I'd consider my life to be a resounding success, instead of the misanthropic, pathetic cesspool it currently is.

The world got a little bit shiattier the day he died.
 
2022-07-01 11:24:31 PM  
This is what happens when you agree to work with Disney.


Beware.
 
2022-07-01 11:37:49 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


I hope that you have none of those. I do hope for the best.
 
2022-07-01 11:46:45 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


fark dude! No matter what, we still got your back.
 
2022-07-02 12:36:14 AM  
LBD is what killed my father in law. I can't blame Williams for wanting out before the disease progressed; my FiL was gone long before he was dead.
 
2022-07-02 1:18:08 AM  
That same horrible disease also took Estelle Getty. :-(
 
2022-07-02 1:31:40 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


I hope the news is that whatever is ailing you is treatable...

Reach out if you need to talk.
 
2022-07-02 2:03:38 AM  
After all it was

Stewart Lee playing the room as it's dealt
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2022-07-02 2:07:57 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...

fark dude! No matter what, we still got your back.


Yeah, it might be last part we can salvage. Thank you, thank you, try the veal
 
2022-07-02 5:48:04 AM  
He had a daughter named Zelda since he was a fan of the Legend of Zelda series. It would have been cool if they would have made a LOZ movie and he at least had a cameo in it.
 
2022-07-02 5:56:54 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


Was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's 7 years ago at the age of 39.  Daughter was born the following year. Don't let whatever the diagnosis is stop you
 
2022-07-02 5:59:40 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


.. from living your life, that is the key to taking as much control as you can.

Damn Parkinson's made me hit the "Add Comment" button too early
 
2022-07-02 5:59:42 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


I'm so sorry you are struggling.  Neurological mysteries are the worst.  Hopefully, it will turn out to be some obscure condition that is treatable, once an accurate diagnosis is determined.

One of my kids suffered all kinds of odd sinus infections, with testing and multiple doctor visits and therapies.  About two years in, he literally blew his nose one day and a large plastic pull tab popped out.  It was neatly folded and we suspect that in the year before his sinus problems, he'd had another medical procedure that involved sedation.  During intubation, the provider may have not realized that the little covering to keep the tube sterile did not completely come out when the product was removed.

That's what I'm hoping for you, a bizarre, one time thing that is completely unrelated to your current problems and will make everyone laugh when it's all cleared up and you are having a great summer and fall.

Take care and let us know what we can do.
 
2022-07-02 8:26:36 AM  

WhippingBoi: Everything I've ever heard about Robin Williams suggests he was a decent human being who cared deeply for other people. If I could be half the person he was, I'd consider my life to be a resounding success, instead of the misanthropic, pathetic cesspool it currently is.

The world got a little bit shiattier the day he died.


If you're going to be half the man he was, just try to be the sober half.  The other half was just cocaine in human form.
 
2022-07-02 9:05:03 AM  
A guy with lifelong depression getting a Parkinson's related dementia diagnosis? It doesn't matter if it was lewy bodies or Parkinson's, he made a conscious decision to not live with it.

I hope she finds closure.
 
2022-07-02 9:06:31 AM  

WhippingBoi: Everything I've ever heard about Robin Williams suggests he was a decent human being who cared deeply for other people. If I could be half the person he was, I'd consider my life to be a resounding success, instead of the misanthropic, pathetic cesspool it currently is.

The world got a little bit shiattier the day he died.


My partner met him. Only for a ten minute conversation, but he is apparently as nice and humble and funny as all the stories make him out to be. Especially funny, even in a one on one conversation.
 
2022-07-02 9:27:09 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: A guy with lifelong depression getting a Parkinson's related dementia diagnosis? It doesn't matter if it was lewy bodies or Parkinson's, he made a conscious decision to not live with it.

I hope she finds closure.


I think a more accurate statement is he conceded defeat on his terms.
 
2022-07-02 9:52:47 AM  
Koko the signing gorilla and Robin Williams - I don't remember what documentary this is or why he was there, but their exchange was the essence of humanity. It was so beautiful I think I cried at the end. The world is a sadder place without him. I'm sorry he and his family were so wrecked by this disease.
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2022-07-02 9:57:08 AM  
I say this knowing it's not the most awesome thing to say, but it has crossed my mind:

I have always wondered if what he did to his body when he was young - the drugs - might have played a part in bringing on or exacerbating his health issues when he was older.

Probably not a direct cause, but I also can't imagine it helped.
 
2022-07-02 10:11:11 AM  

Pfighting Polish: I say this knowing it's not the most awesome thing to say, but it has crossed my mind:

I have always wondered if what he did to his body when he was young - the drugs - might have played a part in bringing on or exacerbating his health issues when he was older.

Probably not a direct cause, but I also can't imagine it helped.


I've come to the sad realization that Carrie Fisher had a ticking time bomb for a heart with the cocaine, and it went off at the worst time.
 
2022-07-02 10:53:51 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


Wow. Coincidence but I am as well. Im only 54. But in the last year Ive had some issues with memory and days where my coordination is way off and other stuff. My sons have asked me when I started walking this way. To me I always have. But I guess not. Good luck with your testing and I hope it all comes back to be something much less an issue and or nothing at all.
 
2022-07-02 11:00:38 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...


thrillbilly1967: ecmoRandomNumbers: Right now I'm being tested for LBD, Parkinson's, Wilson's disease, and a bunch of others, so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies...

Wow. Coincidence but I am as well. Im only 54. But in the last year Ive had some issues with memory and days where my coordination is way off and other stuff. My sons have asked me when I started walking this way. To me I always have. But I guess not. Good luck with your testing and I hope it all comes back to be something much less an issue and or nothing at all.


You guys...   Damn words are so inadequate. As others here have said, we've got your back. Be brave.
 
2022-07-02 11:06:32 AM  
He was truly a legendary actor and a comedian. Such a huge personality. And I absolutely love What dreams may come. Wonderful movie. And of course Aladdin. He was so great at improvisation and slipping from one character to another.
 
2022-07-02 11:13:33 AM  

WhippingBoi: Everything I've ever heard about Robin Williams suggests he was a decent human being who cared deeply for other people. If I could be half the person he was, I'd consider my life to be a resounding success, instead of the misanthropic, pathetic cesspool it currently is.

The world got a little bit shiattier the day he died.


You can be half the decent person that cares deeply for other people that Williams was.   In fact, you can be all of it.

Not being a dick is literally the easiest thing in the world.   It starts with "don't be a dick" and if you screw that part up, you move on to "own that, fix what you dicked up, and try not to do it again."

Cool people are cool for the same reason dickheads are dickheads.  They choose to be.
 
2022-07-02 11:52:18 AM  
A friend has Parkinson's and had a treatment that helped a bunch but there are parts of his personality that are different.  For example he was great at running events because he kept everything on time and had natural ability for precise timing and getting everything done in the right order.  Now his timing is worse than a high school stoner but he still has the impeccable ability to get things done in the right order.  He had the procedure done about 5 years ago and while he isn't as good as he was 4 hours ago, he is still better than 6 years ago.
 
2022-07-02 3:05:03 PM  

The_Sponge: That same horrible disease also took Estelle Getty. :-(


And Casey Kasem.  But his wife helped.
 
2022-07-02 6:02:20 PM  
Isn't that kind of a meaningless distinction?

Everyone who commits suicide is going to have 'external factors' that are fairly extreme, or they wouldn't be doing it.

Drugs, depression, mental health, cancer, parkinson's, bullying, etc...
 
2022-07-02 10:04:00 PM  

loral: So, she's still making money from her dead husband holding seminars.

So that other patients and caregivers can experience the same truth, understanding and healing, Schneider Williams has been in a "rabbit hole of discovery" and advocacy for eight years now. She has served on the board of the American Brain Foundation for six years, helped establish the Lewy Body Dementia Fund and its $3 million research grant award aimed at finding an accurate biomarker, and contributed to the documentaries "Robin's Wish" and "Spark: Robin Williams and His Battle with Lewy Body Dementia."
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Nearly eight years after the diagnosis that catalyzed Schneider Williams' research journey, she is "just now starting to really pick up the pieces of my own life," she said. "I kind of need to go underground for a while and relocate my inspiration and my true passion, which is art and painting," Schneider Williams said. She plans for a portion of all her future print sales to go to LBD research, and she will stay in touch with efforts related to the documentaries and the Lewy Body Dementia Fund, where she remains lead chair.


So, not grifting if that was what you were going for.

She could have spent the last eight years advocating for LBD support & research anyway, but I'll bet she wished the whole time that her dead husband wasn't dead.
 
2022-07-03 2:58:59 AM  
His golf skit was great. Still is. NSFW.His "interview" with the Russian gymnast was also funny as all get out but I can't find it.

Robin Willims Invents Golf (full version)
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2022-07-03 3:37:41 AM  

Strongbeerrules: This is what happens when you agree to work with Disney.


Beware.


GROOMERS!

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2022-07-03 10:21:10 AM  

saturn badger: His golf skit was great. Still is. NSFW.His "interview" with the Russian gymnast was also funny as all get out but I can't find it.

[YouTube video: Robin Willims Invents Golf (full version)]


Nadia was Romanian, and this is also NSFW, but here you go..

Off The Wall: Nadia Comaneci Interview
Youtube YStLi_S_BSk
 
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