One of the last people to speak to Robin Williams on the phone before his reported suicide was fellow Parkinson’s sufferer, Billy Connelly. Williams had never revealed to the world that he suffered from the debilitating disease, however many have speculated that the stress of his increasingly difficult condition led him to take his own life. Connelly was one of the few trusted confidants whom Williams shared the severity of his physical health with. The pair would share their experiences with the disease and offer support to one another.
“We would talk about Parkinson’s a lot,” the Scottish comedian revealed. “He would call me and we would compare notes. His was early onset, the same as mine. Everybody worries about it. It’s like a mugger following you around.”
Prior to hanging himself, Williams called up his old friend and made a few comments which are disturbing in light of his recent death. “I thought afterwards he tried to say goodbye to me, because he got very lovey towards the end,” the 71-year-old recalled. “On the last phone call he said, ‘I love you like a brother’ and I said, ‘I know you do’ and he said ‘Are you sure you know?’ and I said ‘Yes.’”
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