Poor Rebecca Erwin Spencer. The media has finally discovered the woman who found Robin Williams dead on Monday afternoon, and it’s his longtime assistant and close friend, Rebecca Erwin Spencer. And, now, the whole world will be after her for exclusive interviews and detailed stories, and won’t leave her alone until she gives them something.
Several outlets explain that Spencer was spotted at Robin’s house in the morning on Tuesday, a whole day after his death. An eyewitness explains, “She went into the house for a few minutes before someone in the house let her out of the garage and she left quickly.” She was probably paying her condolences to Robin’s family, since she wasn’t able to do it in the horror of the day before.
Spencer initially got worried on Monday morning when Robin wasn’t responding to the knocks on the door, so she entered anyway and proceeded to look for him. His wife, Susan Schneider, wasn’t at the house, having left earlier in the morning after assuming that Robin was still sleeping. Now, I have a lot of questions concerning Susan’s story, but Rebecca then found Robin in his bedroom with a belt secured around his neck and his wrists cut up.
Imagine how scarred that woman will be? It’s a horrible thing to do deal with the death of a loved one, and much more so when you actually found that person’s death scene. Of course, she called 911 immediately, but there was nothing that could be done at that point. It will no doubt haunt Rebecca Spencer for a long, long time, but she should take solace in knowing that millions of people around the world share her grief.
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