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Robin Williams’ suicide was triggered by a horrible disease called Lewy Body Dementia, sources close to his family told TMZ.
TMZ has obtained documents showing Williams was struggling with the disease, which is marked by abnormal protein deposits in the brain that prevent normal function.
Lewy Body Dementia is a condition usually associated with Parkinson’s, and people afflicted by both often get severe side effects from Parkinson’s medications. Hallucinations are also common, where patients see phantom objects, people and animals. The patients often try to engage in conversation with the illusions.