Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Susan Schneider is nu weduwe van Robin Williams, ze was zijn vrouw

Susan Schneider released a statement following her husband Robin's death:

This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. 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.

In addition to his wife's heartfelt words, Robin's PR has released a similar statement:

Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.

2. This Is Robin Williams' Third Marriage

Prior to marrying Susan Schneider, Robin lost about $20 million in his divorce from second ex-wife Marsha Garces in 2008. He also was married to Valerie Velardi in 1978, but divorced in 1988 after a cheating scandal with a cocktail waitress, where the waitress sued Robin over a case of Herpes Simplex.

Valerie Velardi is the ex-wife of Robin Williams who died today in an apparent suicide. Valerie is also the mother to their son Zachary. Read on for details.
Marsha Garces is the ex-wife of Robin Williams, who he was married to before his current marriage to Susan Schneider.

3. Susan Schneider Is a Graphic Designer

Susan Schneider is a talented graphic designer who enjoys painting and The Epoch Times reports:

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

4. The Two Met Shortly Before Williams' Heart Surgery

Robin Williams had heart surgery in March 2009 and met Susan Schneider shortly beforehand. According to Wikipedia:

Williams was hospitalized in March 2009 due to heart problems. He postponed his one-man tour in order to undergo surgery to replace his aortic valve. The surgery was successfully completed on March 13, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic.

Susan Schneider reportedly helped nurse Robin back to health during his recovery. Robin's brother Robert Todd Williams, actually died of complications from heart surgery.

5. Their Wedding Was a Star-Studded Affair

In 2011, Susan Schneider married Williams in a star-studded wedding that was supported by Williams' three children. In attendance were celebrity guests including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Billy Crystal.

Zachary Pym Williams, aka Zak, is the son of Robin Williams, who died today in a probable suicide.