Robin’s Wish: An intimate look into Robin Williams and his battle with Lewy body dementia.
Robin Williams’ final days are the subject matter of an emotional new documentary. Directed by Tylor Norwood, Robin’s Wish documents the comedian’s battle with undiagnosed Lewy body dementia, which ultimately led to his death by suicide in August 204 at age 63.
In August 2014 the world was shocked to find out that Robin Williams had died by suicide. For someone who brought so much humor to the world, it was a tragic, traumatic end. No one knew how much more there was to the story.
Months later the coroner’s report indicated that Robin had diffuse Lewy body disease – the autopsy diagnosis for Lewy body dementia.
Directed by Tylor Norwood, Robin’s Wish is an intimate portrait of Robin in his final days, with deeply personal stories from some of those closest to him, including his wife Susan Schneider Williams, who bravely came forward to publicly reveal the findings of Robin’s autopsy. Among those interviewed in the film are Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy and The Crazy Ones creator David E. Kelley.
The first major film about a person with Lewy body dementia (LBD), Robin’s Wish tells the story of what people with this devastating disorder are really struggling with. Explaining the movie’s title and Williams’ main “wish,” Schneider Williams said the Oscar winner “wanted to help all of us be less afraid.”
The Lewy Body Dementia Association is proud to have been one of 5 consulting partners to Robin’s Wish. Two members of LBDA’s Scientific Advisory Council, James B. Leverenz, MD and Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSc, FAAN, served as scientific advisors to the film.
The movie will be released directly to on-demand services on Sept. 1, 2020. Watch the official trailer.