Robin Williams' Wife Describes His Battle with Brain Disease in a Truly Heartbreaking Speech

"I look up and know I am not alone."

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Robin Williams' wife Susan Williams just delivered an emotional speech about her husband's battle with Lewy Body Disease, and it can only be described as heart-rending. Most of the speech focused on the comedian's love for entertaining the troops (she accepted a posthumous award from the USO on his behalf), but Susan also spoke at length about her husband's perseverance.

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Susan went on to draw parallels between Robin's journey and that of a soldier's, saying: "Robin may have lost his battle here against LBD. But he did not lose the war. No, he's not done yet. The way I see it, he has brought the light of dawn to a new mission for all of us. That mission is to eradicate brain disease. I feel as though I am his boots on the ground now—I look up and know I am not alone."

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In a particularly emotional moment, Susan revealed that it was her wedding anniversary, and said, "It feels like Robin wanted me here on this day to celebrate with all of you, with our best man Bobcat Goldthwait, and with our maid of honor Jean Horn. I also think my honey may have wanted me to put on a pretty dress and to just feel the love in this room tonight."

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.