Home Videos Photos

Robin Williams' Financial Demons Shed New Light On His Tragic Suicide

| Filed under: R.I.P.Sad SadRobin Williams

robin williams demons battling before death

There's so much we all don't know about Robin Williams.

Suicide is such a tragic thing and so hard to understand.

But we're starting to see that there may have been so much going on in Robin's life that affected his decision to commit suicide.

While there very well may be mental health issues that he struggled with, it seems he may have also been overwhelmed by financial and career issues.

We all know his CBS TV show, The Crazy Ones, was canceled after its first season this last year, but that's not all that might've played a role in depression.

It seems that he was struggling with money after two pricey divorces over the years. He'd reportedly paid out $30 million to his ex-wives.

On top of that, his Napa estate was put up for sale earlier this year with the price tag of $29.9 million, although it's apparently still on the market at this time.

In the past, he's spoken out about taking movie roles just for the money, which all makes sense when details about his financial situation come out.

He once said:

"Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money…You know what you're getting into, totally. You know they're going to make it goofy. And that's OK."

Worse than that, Robin apparently slipped into depression when his career took a turn for the worst:

"Robin slipped into a deep depression. He felt embarrassed and humiliated that the show had been a failure. It was very hard for Robin to accept. Here he was in his sixties, and forced to take a role on television for the money. It’s just not where he thought he would be at this point in his life … Doing sequels was never Robin’s thing, and he wasn’t that excited at having to reprise the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, which was scheduled to start filming later this year."

We hate to hear that he wasn't always doing the movies he wanted, but we always loved him in them all.

And while it might not have changed what ultimately happened to Robin, we wish he would've experienced the career and financial success he deserved later in his career.

We just hope he is now at peace.

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Email this  »
Celebrities Who've Been Linked To Murder!
MTV Reality Stars Who Died Too Soon
Celebrities Who've Publicly Called Out Their Significant Others For Cheating!
In Memory Of Oscar De La Renta: 25 Of His Best Designs On The Red Carpet
Amber Rose And Wiz Khalifa: Before Their Romance Went Up In Smoke!
The 24 Most Heartbreaking TV Deaths From Last Season
Welcome back, !
or logout

or login or create a Perez Posse account!

9 comments to “Robin Williams' Financial Demons Shed New Light On His Tragic Suicide”

  1. lisa says – reply to this


    1

    I will never understand the need to drain someone dry when going through a divorce, sickens me really…RIP Robin

  2. Arlene says – reply to this


    2

    His ex-wives should be ashamed of themselves taking all that money from him. They didnt work for that money, he did!..ugh hate women that like to be maintained!!!

  3. K. Pimms says – reply to this


    3

    I really want to know who said that second quote. Did someone seriously imply that having a sitcom on CBS was the hallmark of a failed career for Williams? He may have done it for the money but to suggest that its cancellation was the breaking point is a serious and harmful accusation.

  4. Chaz Pinna...SuperChaz says – reply to this


    4

    Perez, now that you have a son, stop exploiting other people and just use your kid….

  5. I hate his ex-wives says – reply to this


    5

    I hate that these freeloaders called "wives" took all his money. Make your own!

  6. randy says – reply to this


    6

    Robin Williams reportedly got $165 thousand per episode for "The Crazy Ones".
    "Big Bang Theory"s stars -Cuoco,Galecki & Parsons have signed new contracts for an estimated $1mil for each show.

    Just goes to show it really is'nt a fair world

  7. Pam says – reply to this


    7

    no prenups? :/
    the whole thing is sad ,



  8. 8

    RIP, Robin. There are no alimony payments in heaven.

  9. Ally.C says – reply to this


    9

    Re: K. Pimms

    Seconding this.