During the Emmy Awards broadcast on August 25th, Robin Williams will get a significant memorial segment. He launched his career in the '70s, then took a 32-year hiatus from TV shows before returning last year to The Crazy Ones.
A source from that show’s set claims Robin Williams “fell off wagon” by demanding he be served alcohol in his glass for a fancy dinner scene. The Hollywood insider revealed, “Robin insisted on a real drink. No one had seen him drinking before this. One drink led to another, but it seemed to calm him down.”
It’s well-established that Williams spent 20-years completely sober, but in his final decade seemed to bounce in-and-out of the halls of Alcoholics Anonymous. At times he'd even speak candidly about his first relapse and how simple it was to pick up a mini-bottle of Jack Daniels. His last stint in rehab was in July. Source: Page Six
Some reports have cited financial problems as one of the reasons Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday, but the late actor's rep is saying that's simply not true.
Publicist Mara Buxbaum told The Wrap, "Robin had no financial problems. We should be blessed to have Robin's financial status."
She added, "I understand the desire to understand the 'Why.' It's not going to happen. The better thing to do is to try to understand severe depression. "
In an interview last year with Parade magazine, Williams said he was happy to land the job starring in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones. "The idea of having a steady job is appealing. I have two [other] choices: go on the road doing stand-up, or do small, independent movies working almost for scale [minimum union pay]."
He added, "My life has downsized, in a good way. I'm selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can't afford it anymore."