Susan Schneider and Robin Williams
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The last days before Robin Williams' death

ROBIN Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams has written about the worsening of the actor's dementia leading up his death, describing his Lewy body disease as a "terrorist" in his brain.

The essay, titled The Terrorist Inside My Husband's Brain, was published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and details the months before the Oscar-winning actor took his own life in August 2014.

"This is a personal story, sadly tragic and heartbreaking," Ms Schneider Williams writes.

"But by sharing this information with you I know that you can help make a difference in the lives of others."

Her essay details the weekend of their second wedding anniversary in October 2013, where her husband was experiencing "skyrocketed" levels of anxiety and fear, and out-of-character symptoms.

Read more at ABC News Online

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