The news that actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away yesterday in his home at the age of 63 due to what police suspect was suicide is still making the rounds in the media. But as celebrities and friends gather to pay their respects to the late actor, theories are already beginning to emerge as to what could have possibly driven him to suicide.
Radar has a theory according to which the actor was facing serious money troubles in the last few months and this could have contributed to his state of depression that finally pushed him over the edge.
Their source is a close family friend who claims that Williams had “serious money troubles” right up to his death and that he was constantly worried about his family's financial future and security.
“All he could talk about were serious money troubles. There were clearly other issues going on and Robin sounded distant during the telephone conversation. Robin was known for being so generous to his friends and family during the height of his success, and would help anyone out that needed it,” says the friend.
The same source also points out the fact that it was these financial issues that had driven Robin to take on roles that he didn't particularly care for and that didn't bring him any joy. But he chose them nonetheless and this too might have deepened his depression.
It is believed that he only signed on to do “Mrs. Doubtfire 2” because he needed the money and that the decision was not an easy one to make, “Doing sequels was never Robin’s thing, and he wasn’t that excited at having to reprise the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, which was scheduled to start filming later this year.”
His recent work included another sequel that might not have been to his liking, but he did it anyway for the paycheck, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” a third installment in the comedic franchise.
In a previous interview, the actor hinted at his financial woes, “Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money’, but they changed it to ‘alimony’. It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet,” Williams joked in his usual manner.
The insider points out that the final straw was “The Crazy Ones” failure: “He felt embarrassed and humiliated that the show had been a failure. It was very hard for Robin to accept. Here he was in his sixties, and forced to take a role on television for the money. It’s just not where he thought he would be at this point in his life.”