Robin Williams' Wife Releases Statement about the Recent Death of Her Husband

Susan Schneider: ""It is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave millions."
2:35 | 08/11/14

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Away from the spotlight Robin Williams was also of course a husband and a proud father of three children. His final Twitter and -- Graham post was actually July 31 not long ago sharing an old photo. Of his daughters elder ray Williams ABC's Dan Harris we're just now with more on the family's reactions and we heard a little of what his wife had to say that she wrote even more. Yes -- had equated it to say David getting -- reaction pouring in tonight from friends. Fans and family and most poignantly as you mentioned we're hearing from the wife of -- Williams Susan Schneider is her name she released a statement saying I lost my husband. And my best friend while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings I am utterly heartbroken. As he is remembered it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy. And laughter he gave to millions we are also hearing tonight from the White House in a statement President Obama himself saying Robin Williams. Was an -- man a doctor and Jeannie and nanny president a professor of bang a rang Peter Pan and everything in between. But he was one of a kind he arrived in our lives as an alien but he ended up touching every element of the human -- He made us laugh he made us cry he gave us immeasurable he gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it. Most from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets the Obama family offers our condolences to Robbins family. His friends and everyone who found their voice and their -- thanks to Robin Williams his fellow comedians weighing in to tonight Stephen Martin tweeting. I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams -- great talent acting partner genuine soul. Also on -- Ellen DeGeneres I can't believe the news about Robin Williams he gave so much to so many. I am heartbroken and there are so many more reaction is pouring in tonight. For Steve -- Mia Farrow Albert Brooks John Travolta and more there coming in by the second all of them to echo the word used by Robin Williams life. Heartbroken it is true for those who knew him and those of us who were just fans who over the years. Were repeatedly moved and entertained by his work and David as we discussed earlier I remember being a seven year old -- and working men you know. Well what more -- Mindy and one of the things being sent around on Twitter tonight ball we've been on the air is the cover of time magazine in 1979 when he was. More of course on work and Mindy and I did want to pass along to the audience tonight. A statement from Pam Dahlberg who of course played an Indian chief this is the -- and completely and totally devastated. What more could -- said and I'm sure a lot of the people who worked so closely with them through the years. Are feeling exactly the same.

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