We can’t imagine how difficult this must be for her.
The emotional interview is very telling and reveals some insight into what the comedian was going through in his struggles with depression and Parkinson’s disease.
Susan not only reveals the last loving words exchanged between her and the love of her life, but also talked quite a bit about seeing her husband “disintegrating” before her eyes.
Apparently Robin suffered from Lewy body dementia, a disorder that would have caused a progressive decline in mental abilities. Susan explained:
“If Robin was lucky, he would’ve had maybe three years left. And they would’ve been hard years. And it’s a good chance he would’ve been locked up.”
Susan also revealed the last moments she spent with her husband, as he offered to give her a foot rub before bed:
“And I said, ‘It’s OK, honey. Not — you know, it’s OK. You don’t have to tonight.’ And I’ll never forget the look in his eyes of just, sad because he wanted to. And I wished — you know?
Then he came back in the room a couple of times. Once to his closet. And he said — and then he laughed. And he said, ‘Goodnight, my love.’ And I said, ‘Goodnight, my love.'”
The next morning, when Susan heard the tragic news, she rushed to see her man:
“That 20-minute car ride, I just screamed the whole way, ‘Robin!’
And I just wanted to see my husband. And I got to see him … and I got to pray with him. And I got to tell him, ├óΓé¼╦£I forgive you 50 billion percent, with all my heart. You’re the bravest man I’ve ever known.’ You know, we were living a nightmare.”
Check out the entire emotional interview (below) to hear more about the couple’s final moments together, details of the Oscar winner’s struggles, and whether Robin had shown signs of being suicidal before:
It must be so difficult for Robin’s family and loved ones to cope with the loss.
We hope that Susan speaking out will not only shed some light and bring awareness to the health problems her husband had, but help bring her some peace and closure.
[Image via ABC.]