Robin Williams' Widow: He Gave Me Last 'Perfect' Day

On the Saturday before he died
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Robin Williams' Widow: He Gave Me Last 'Perfect' Day
This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams, right, and his wife Susan Schneider at the premiere of "Old Dogs" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, FIle)

The second part of Susan Williams' Good Morning America interview aired Wednesday, and in it, Robin Williams' widow recounts the Saturday they spent together just days before he took his own life. "It was the perfect day," she said. "We just did what we loved to do together." She initially thought things were improving—he'd been struggling with mysterious health issues, diagnosed after his death as Lewy Body Dementia, for months—but he was found dead Monday morning. "I know now that he gave me that perfect day," Susan says. "He gave us that perfect day." She also discussed the ensuing legal battle with Robin's three children over his estate, and says she "was forced into it, basically."

She claims that two and a half weeks after Robin's death, while she was still staying outside of their home together, "I was told that I might not be able to keep our wedding gifts." Everything was to be removed from the home, inventoried, and stored. "Eventually ... you can decide—tell us which items are yours. And we’ll decide whether or not that’s true," she says she was told, calling the situation "incomprehensible." The case was settled out of court in October, and Susan says the agreement ultimately reached was "basically what my husband wanted, which was just that I could live in the home until I die. And that’s it. That it would be taken care of." Click for the first part of the interview. (More Robin Williams stories.)

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