Documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind features celebs and his son

Actor-comedian Robin Williams had been battling severe depression and Lewy body dementia.
Actor-comedian Robin Williams had been battling severe depression and Lewy body dementia.PHOTO: HBO ASIA

A documentary about the comedian paints a portrait of a man who was more reserved than his boisterous comedic persona would suggest

To make a new in-depth documentary about actor and comedian Robin Williams, film-maker Marina Zenovich had unparalleled access to some of the comedian's loved ones and collaborators - including fellow comics Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and David Letterman.

An Oscar-, Emmy-and Golden Globe-winning star of film, television and stage, Williams killed himself in 2014 at age 63. He had been battling severe depression and the disease Lewy body dementia, which can lead to problems with thinking, behaviour and mood, and his death left friends and millions of fans heartbroken.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Inside Robin Williams' head'. Print Edition | Subscribe