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Robin Williams’ son pays tribute to star on what would have been his 70th birthday

The son of Robin Williams has paid an emotional tribute to the actor on what would have been his 70th birthday.

The beloved actor and comic died by suicide in 2014 on the age of 63.



He was well-known for hit films akin to Mrs Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting.

After his loss of life, the star was identified with Lewy physique dementia (LBD). The illness, which was initially misdiagnosed as being Parkinson’s, was described by his spouse Susan Schneider as “the terrorist inside my husband’s brain”.

According to the NHS, signs of LBD embrace having hallucinations, being drowsy, confusion and slower motion.

These issues could make common actions more durable and the situation may finally led to individuals being unable to take care of themselves.



Zak paid tribute to his dad on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Robin’s eldest son Zak, 38, shared a candy tribute to his dad on Instagram.

Alongside a black-and-white picture of the star, Zak wrote: “Dad, on what would be your 70th birthday, I would want you to know that your incredible spirit lives within us.

“Our household can be celebrating you and your reminiscence at this time. We miss you and love you at all times!”

Zak, who’s a psychological well being advocate, additionally appeared on The Genius Life podcast to chat candidly about his dad’s loss of life.

He revealed the frustration that each he and his father felt due to the actor’s misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s illness.

He mentioned: “What he was going through didn’t match one to one (with what) many Parkinson’s patients experience. So, I think that was hard for him.”

Zak added: “There was a focus issue that frustrated him, there were issues associated with how he felt and also from a neurological perspective he didn’t feel great. He was very uncomfortable.”



Robin Williams Parkinson's
Robin was misdiagnosed with having Parkinson’s illness

He went on to question the medicine that his dad was put on and prompt that it could have truly been detrimental to his well being.

“Those drugs are no joke,” he mentioned. “They’re also really hard on the mind and the body.”

Zak additionally advised how he was identified with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after he visited a psychiatrist whereas coping with the lack of his dad.

“I was heavily drinking to manage my mental health where it created very harmful issues. For me personally, I was having health issues.

“I was experiencing some psychosis and when I spoke with a psychiatrist I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

He went on to reveal that he acquired assist by a 12-step program in addition to group remedy, which he says helped him.

*If you are struggling and want to speak, the Samaritans function a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you may electronic mail [email protected] or go to their website to discover your native department


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