Susan Schneider, Robin William’s Wife: More Evidence of Marriage Trouble – Roles and Responsibility in Suicide Death

Susan Schneider, Robin William's Wife: More Evidence of Marriage Trouble - Roles and Responsibility in Suicide Death

Shortly after Robin Williams’ untimely suicide, and fans began to question the state of the relationship he had with his wife, Susan Schneider, his widow began feeling uncomfortable with so many eyes on her and their marriage, so she decided to publically release information that Williams’ had supposedly tried to keep quiet. Schneider publically shared that Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Truly there was no other valid reason for her to publically release such private information. The news came as a shock to his fans, including Michael J. Fox, who not only suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, but began the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Fox tweeted that he was “stunned” to learn Robin had Parkinson’s Disease.

Susan’s plan seemed to work, however, and the many questions fans had about whether or not the couple was fighting or unhappy in the months leading up to Williams’ suicide, shifted to questions about his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Her release of the actor’s diagnosis led many to begin speculating that the disease played a part in his decision to take his life. Williams’ friend Rob Schneider believes that the medication the comedian was taking notes suicide as a side effect tweeting, “One of the side effects is suicide,” Radar Online reported. It is important to note that likely what Rob meant to say is that the drug (which he does not disclose, and it has not been confirmed Williams was taking) may have side effects including “thoughts of suicide.” There are several drugs, however, used to treat depression that carry the same warning label because what some drugs may do to help one’s depression, may make another’s worse. Doctor’s monitor use of any such drugs to ensure their patient is on the appropriate drug and the appropriate dosage.

So, while talk of Parkinson’s Disease can steadily be seen leading the headlines when talking about Williams’ suicide, some are still left with questions about why his current wife left the couple’s home the morning of his death, with not a kiss, goodbye, or even a peek into the room where he slept to ensure he was okay. If Williams was suffering from severe depression and Parkinson’s, and taking different medications to treat both, it would seem normal for Susan Schneider, his wife, to check in on him before taking off to reportedly run errands. Whether or not the couple fought that night has not been established, but they were sleeping in separate bedrooms. Susan must be aware of the speculation that their marriage was in trouble and did not want that to be the focus of his death. It  is understandable that she does not want to be seen as the cold wife who possibly argued and refused to sleep with her loving husband, the much beloved actor.

There was one topic that could have topped the list of arguments… finances. While Williams has publically acknowledged his large payouts to both former wives, Marsha Garces and Valerie Velardi, that was years ago and, as his kids are now grown, he is no longer paying child support. So why was the actor so stressed about finances that he commented on not being happy about having to do TV and go on the road for financial reasons? With his show “Crazy Ones” recently cancelled, and the Parkinson’s diagnosis, the actor worried about the future of his career and how much longevity it had. Was Susan supportive and willing to cut back on extravagances, or was Robin pressured to be able to keep her in the lifestyle she’d become accustomed to? Likely more information will be coming out, but we cannot help but notice the timing of Schneider’s release of Williams’ diagnosis, especially when there was no relevant reason for sharing that information at the point she did. Even Susan made it clear Robin did not want to go public with the information.

So, CDLers…are you having that little voice asking the questions that we (and others) have raised as well? Let us know below!

Update: note that when the family got together after Robin’s cremation and the spreading of his ashes it was at second wife Marsha Garces’ home. Why?

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  • Jen

    Yes, I have wondered about their sleeping arrangement since the news broke about Robin’s suicide. I thought perhaps he was a late night person and maybe enjoyed watching t.v. and was so depressed that their intimacy was affected by it. I would like to know what others think or what may come out about this in the future.

    • weirswalker

      If you can’t sleep with your spouse then you have issues to work on..mentally and/or physically..

  • Lisa

    People just love a witch hunt Only a few months ago the couple were described as being “giddy in love” now she’s heartless!?! No wonder Robin Williams kept his private life just that private! Shame on you all. No one knows the ins and outs so stop guessing. Put yourselves in his family’s shoes surly this is cruel.

    • Kathy

      Then don’t read it, much less participate, you self-righteous hypocrite.

  • Serendipity

    You are completely out of your mind, so we forgive you for being so hideously nasty and defamatory.

  • guiltwilleatyoursoul

    what is her [expletive] past??there is no information on this women anywhere,eg where was she born,passed relationships etc.this is so strange!!if he did do it she handed him the belt but I believe heavily drugged then framed.She though it would be easy money being a silly air head then found out she may not get anything in devorce.this need a %100 investigation into her as a suspect,to much pointing towards her,massive motives,its screams suspect death.

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  • weirswalker

    She spilled the beans on the Parkinson’s so she could put her “spin” on it..it will come out in the autopsy anyway..

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  • Elisabeth

    He was cremated the following day? How is that possible? Don’t they have to wait for the coroner’s verdict first? What kind of cover up is this?

  • Kathy

    While I am highly suspicious of her as well, and although having children is not proof positive that she’s not a man (she could have adopted them) I’m inclined to believe they’re biologically hers. At least one son is still in high school; supposedly something to do with her “errands” that morning in question.

  • Kathy

    Oh please. At the very least, she was criminally negligent – and I keep hoping that she will be charged as such. Although other factors played a role in Robin’s demise, she not only took a vow, it also happened on her watch — such as it was.

  • Lithe Lassie

    It looks as if Robin Williams’ death is a closed case as far as the media is concerned. I still believe he died of AEA (auto erotic asphyxiation) and this is being covered up. The public needs to be calling the Marin Sheriff investigators and demand that they dig deeper into this case. Williams’ wife has been completely invisible other than statements from her publicist. WTF.

  • RJ

    if that was the case why did he try and slit his wrist?

  • Lady_Clare

    The toxicology report was supposed to be back in two to six weeks. They now say it will be in November — after August 11th. It doesn’t take that long to do a toxicology report. They’re looking into all the questions we’re bringing up.