Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, took a moment on Monday to express the grief she felt after the loss of Robin Williams. She said,
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”
Susan Schneider was in good company as the entire country, and much of the world, mourned the sudden and tragic loss of the comedic genius. Her life as Robin Williams’ wife was full of laughter. He shared that laughter with millions for decades through TV, movies, and his amazing voice talents lent to many favorite animated characters.
Robin Williams’ wife continued,
“As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Such wise advice.
Robin Williams was found Monday morning in a bedroom in the home he shared with his wife, Susan Schneider. He reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself. He was 63. His last social media post was in celebration of his daughter Zelda’s birthday:
— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) July 31, 2014
Robin Williams’ wife became Mrs. Williams in October of 2011 after dating Robin for almost four years. They met before his heart surgery in 2009 and she took care of him after the operation.
Before their wedding, Robin Williams had lovely things to say about his future wife on the red carpet of the 2010 Academy Awards.
When asked if he was seeing anyone, he said, “Yes, there’s a person. Very lovely, and it’s been very nice and very quiet.” He continued, “Her name is Susan Schneider. Very sweet. Good peeps.”
Williams took Schneider as his wife a little over a year later. Right before the wedding, Susan said she was “so excited and so thrilled” for the big day.
So sad for her to have to lose her husband so suddenly and tragically. As Robin Williams’ wife, she knew that he battled many demons on a daily basis. However, I’m sure nothing could have prepared her for this loss.
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