Robin Williams: Widow and Children Reach Settlement Over Disputed Estate

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Robin Williams died a year ago August, and shortly thereafter his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, began a dispute with Robin Williams' three children--Zachary, Zelda, and Cody Williams--over the actor and comedian's estate. While his widow still contends some items were removed from the home she and her husband shared without her permission, she is happy with the settlement agreement.

Under the agreement, Susan Williams will keep Robin Williams' home, as well as gifts she and her late husband received when they got married in 2011. She will keep a watch he wore frequently, and a bicycle the two purchased on their honeymoon.

Robin Williams' children will receive "more than 50 bikes and over 85 watches, as well as thousands of never-disputed items like Robin Williams' Academy Award statue."

Susan Williams issued a statement about the settlement via her attorney on Monday.

"I feel like Robin's voice has been heard and I can finally grieve in the home we shared together," the statement reads. "While it was painful to have truckloads of his belongings removed from our home, it's the few sentimental items I get to hold onto that mean everything to me. I thank God for this."

Representatives for Robin Williams' children did not respond to a request for comments.

Robin Williams took his own life at the age of 63. He was known for starring in films including Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Good Morning, Vietnam.

Susan Williams told the media that Robin Williams suffered from severe depression throughout much of his life, and that shortly before his death was diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

Do you think Susan Scheider Williams got shafted in the Robin Williams estate settlement?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.