A documentary about the final days of comedy hero Robin Williams will tell how the actor battled a rare neurological disorder in the run up to his death.
The Jumanji star died in August 2014, leading to a worldwide outpouring of grief for the much-loved star.
Now the new documentary, entitled Robin’s Wish, will give a greater insight into the star’s life, with interviews with those closest to him.
One such person is director Shawn Levy, who worked with Williams on all three of the Night at the Museum movies.
In Robin’s Wish, Levy describes working with Williams on the final instalment, filmed two years before his death, and noticing he wasn’t himself.
Levy said: “On the last movie it was clear to all of us on that set that something was going on with Robin.
“I remember him saying to me, ‘I don’t know what’s going on. I’m not me anymore.’”
The documentary, directed by Tylor Norwood, will tell how Williams battled a rare brain disease called Lewy Body Dementia.
His wife, Susan Schneider Williams, recently told Entertainment Weekly: “With invaluable help from leading medical experts, I saw that what Robin and I had gone through, finally made sense—our experience matched up with the science.
“And what I discovered along the way was bigger than me, and bigger than Robin. The full story was revealed during the making of this film and it holds the truth that Robin and I had been searching for.”
Telling where the title of the documentary come from, she added: “Robin wanted to help all of us be less afraid. That was Robin’s wish.
“We had been discussing what we wanted our legacies to be in life; when it was our time to go, how we wanted to have made people feel. Without missing a beat, Robin said, ‘I want to help people be less afraid.'”
The documentary will be released via VOD on 1 September.