TV Show cancellation hit Robin Williams hard

He was depressed about getting old and the lack good roles being offered.


News Desk August 17, 2014

When TV show The Crazy Ones was cancelled after one season, the late Robin Williams, who hanged himself at his home earlier this week, was reportedly left “devastated”.

The news that the show wasn’t going to return for another season was a setback to the actor, who is said to have been in deep depression before committing suicide, reported IANS.

TMZ reports that according to sources, who frequently interacted with Williams during the last month of his life, Williams viewed the cancellation as a “personal failure”.

As Williams put it to one person just before the show debuted: “My face is all over town (on billboards) and it’s all on my back.”

So, it was no wonder that the cancellation left him upset.

“It hit him hard,” said one source. Also, he was increasingly depressed that he was older, and good roles for him were few and far between, shared another source. He would talk about Robert De Niro, saying even he was having a hard time.

Sources suggest that Parkinson’s disease wasn’t nearly as significant a factor in his depression as the cancellation of The Crazy Ones.  William’s knew he had the disease for five months, reported the TMZ.

“Robin was told by doctors the medications were so great he wouldn’t even start to show symptoms for 6 or 7 years,” revealed a source.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2014.

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