Susan Schneider: Who is Robin Williams' Wife?

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Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams, who was pronounced dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning, leaves behind a legendary legacy.

The 63-year-old also leaves behind a grieving wife and three children.

Robin Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, issued a statement after the beloved actor's untimely death, referring to the comedic genius as her “best friend."

Susan Schneider, Robin Williams

Fans everywhere felt some measure of that same bond with Williams, who had a way of touching everyone who knew him or even saw his work.

Schneider, who married Williams in 2011, knows this most of all.

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” Schneider said.

“I am utterly heartbroken," she went on, stating the obvious. "On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief."

"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

Williams had three children from his two previous marriages. His last Instagram post was a birthday message to his daughter Zelda, who turned 25 in July.

Mork (Mork & Mindy)
The role that started it all. Robin Williams starred as an alien on the late 1970s sitcom Mork & Mindy.

Robin was a private person regarding his personal life. Williams was open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, but kept his relationships close to the vest.

Schneider, 48, works as a graphic designer; she and Williams met in 2009 and were married in October 2011 at the Meadwood Resort in St. Helena, Calif.

According to her website, she has almost exclusively enjoyed painting since 2010, and her work is represented in private collections throughout the U.S.

At the time of the marriage Schneider was working at the graphic design firm Critical Eye Design in San Francisco. She started the firm in 2007.

The pair met shortly before Williams’ heart surgery operation in 2009. According to the Guardian, she nursed him through convalescence at his California home.

Our hearts are with Robin's loved ones during this difficult time.

Robin Williams, Daughter
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This article doesn't exactly answer the question with which is titled. Another media trick. Besides, as the story was initially told, and we all know it by heart now, it showed that there was trouble in their marriage -- separate sleeping rooms, no connection there whatsoever; the broad leaves the house and doesn't even check on her beloved husband ---- EVEN IF she thinks he was sleeping late -- WTF? - enter his room, give him a kiss on his forehead, say, Honey, blah, blah. I am so mad at his wife for all of this!!!!!!!!!!

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This article doesn't exactly answers the question with which is titled. Another media trick.
Besides, as the story was told, and we all know it by heart now, it showed that there was trouble in their marriage -- separate sleeping rooms, no connection there whatsoever; the broad leaves the house and doesn't even check on her beloved husband ---- EVEN IF she thinks he was sleeping late -- WTF? - enter his room, give him a kiss on his forehead, say, Honey, blah, blah. I am so mad at his wife for all of this!!!!!!!!!!

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I had the same thoughts... as a wife she should check on him before leaving even if he was in a good health and state which he wasn't. I never understood those folks who say: give him freedom, let him alone, he is an artist and needs space... Nonsense! I sometime go and check on my husband without any reason, I just check... you never know... And Susan just left!? What a good wife! I actually do not believe her. When I look at their pictures together I do not see Robin look happy... She smiles wide but him...I doubt... Honestly their pictures together do not look as a happy couple, they look like...only she enjoys or pretends to look as a happy couple, Robin on most of the pictures looks very old and emotionally not happy....it feels like he feels lonely inside and probably regretting getting married...? Why on the earth he married a woman who is 15 years younger? You do not need to marry to be friends... I just do not understand why he married this woman? They simply do not look right together. Look at their pictures? These pictures together make me look sad for him... I just feel his loneliness.... I do not think he was happy with Susan Schneider... And yes, shame on her for being so careless... I suspect she wasn't honest in this marriage...

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@ Olga

I agree with you 100%

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@ Olga

Absolutely, rt. Pictures don't lie.

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Robin Williams' final tweet suggests he was not depressed enough to kill himself http://ahabit.com/finaltweet/ He's the sanest man in the world -or was !

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I don't hold her accountable...he did what he would have done...if he had the opportunity.

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@ laura

if his wife had kept a close eye on him, maybe we wouldn't be having this discussion at all - she could have prevented this tragedy.

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@ SoSueMe

If a person is wanting to do that, they will do it anyway, anyhow...stop blaming the wife...she has enough pain and guilt... If he had tools to deal with depression early on in his life, he might be ok today... silly article...everyone is trying to pin the blame on someone... Mr. Williams made his choice...

Chantel cole
@ laura

We know Mr. Williams made his choice but the wife could of checked on him

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@ Chantel Cole

No one is to blame...no one. I'm sure she is just devastated...thinking if there was something she missed...we could go on for hours who to blame, but he went at his time.

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You self righteous trolls have no right to blame this on his wife. You don't know anything about their marriage or relationship. Disgusting.

Chantel cole
@ Carla C

Carla someone who suffers depression you do not leave alone hours on end with out checking on them. Something doesn't seem right with this picture.

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@ Carla C

Well...when you love someone, you know when something is not right. And having that Robin, was also dealing with the news of Parkinson's, this is the time ur closest companion should be there for u. Funny, she had time to walk the dog.....My dearest sympathy goes out to his children. And Robin may u rest in peace. You'll always be In our hearts. Thanks for all the joy & laughter, u brought into our lives.

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@ Carla C

Knowing he was deeply depressed, she should have kept a close eye on him, and not leave him alone for hours and hours, not even bothering to check in on him before leaving the house? That's just neglectful of her. I'm sorry, but I do blame her for this tragedy and I'm sure she blames herself too.

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Susan Schneider it sure seems to me..... that you REALLY care about your husband. A good wife who loves their man would have notice the signs and would help him no matter what.
I had a brother who had severe depression its hard but I never gave up because I loved him. What a darn shame...... shame on you Susan......

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@ Eveie Lafayette

Agreed. She knew he was deeply depressed, yet left him alone for hours on end? seems pretty neglectful to me.

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And his assistant found him? What????they don't sleep in the same bedroom?

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Don't blame the wife. He was on his third marriage. He was obviously a very complicated man and probably not very easy to live with. He gave a lot to the world but there is no reason to scapegoat people for his suicide.

Chantel cole
@ TJTruth2

True TJ but something doesn't seem right with this story even if he had the first stages of Parkinson's disease.

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