In Touch has learned that Robin Williams’ children were completely “left in the dark” about many of the incidents leading up to their father’s suicide and only heard about them after his widow Susan Schneider’s media blitz.
“They knew what the autopsy said — that Robin had also been secretly suffering from a degenerative brain disorder called Lewy Body Dementia — but they were thoroughly in the dark about everything else,” a source explains.
Robin's three children threw out the first pitch at the World Series game between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants in honor of their father in October. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After settling a 10-month legal battle between Robin’s widow and his three children this October, Susan did several interviews sharing new details about Robin’s battle, including an incident just weeks before his suicide where she found him holding a blood-soaked towel to his head after he’d "miscalculated," he told her, and banged it on the bathroom door. They sought medical attention for the wound, then visited his psychiatrist, who said it was time they considered checking him into an inpatient treatment facility.
“Susan kept this all to herself. She never found the time or had the courtesy to pick up the phone and tell the kids how bad it got for Robin,” the source says. “Susan never warned the kids that things were deteriorating like that. They never knew he’d banged his head and bled or that he was scheduled to go into an institution in a matter of weeks. That’s huge!” says a source close to the family.
Robin and Susan. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Now, the children are haunted by the possibility that they might have had more time with their dad had they known more.
“They could have been there. But they were never given that opportunity,” the source reveals.
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