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Robin Williams’ Son Shares Details Of The Comedian’s Struggles

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The late Robin William's son is opening up about his father's death on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Speaking on “The Genius Life” podcast yesterday, Zak Williams says his father was frustrated after being misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He explained it was difficult for his father when his symptoms didn't match with other Parkinson's patient's experiences.

"His decline was pretty rapid over a period of two years," said Larry Hackett.

It wasn't until years after his passing they learned the actor had Lewy body dementia. He also said his father's death drove him toward alcoholism, but he ended up getting help.

To hear more about this story check out our conversation with ABC Entertainment Contributor Larry Hackett below...


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