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WATCH: First look at touching trailer for new Robin Williams documentary

By Sarah Finnan

August 11, 2020 at 5:09pm

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The world lost a true gem the day that Robin Williams died. Beloved by audiences around the world, six years on and people are still grieving his loss.

A new documentary all about Robin Williams is due to be released next month. Called Robin's Wish, it will explore the lead up to the actor's death.

Featuring interviews with some of those closest to the star, audiences will hear from Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams as well as friends and colleagues Shawn Levy, John R. Montgomery and David E. Kelley.

Based on his life and career, the documentary will also reveal details of the actor's battle with the neurodegenerative disorder Lewy Body Dementia. Due to be released on September 1st, the documentary is directed by Tylor Norwood who hopes to help viewers understand the pain that Williams felt as he suffered ongoing health issues.

A description for the documentary reads:

"An intimate portrait of Robin Williams and his invulnerable spirit, Robin's Wish is the story of what really happened to one of the greatest entertainers of all time - and what his mind was fighting."

An official trailer for the doc has just been released, which you can watch below but be warned - it's a tear-jerker so best wait till you're in the comfort of your room before putting it on. Williams himself also features in the documentary. Speaking in the trailer he can be heard saying:

"The human brain is an extraordinary three-and-a-half pound gland. The moment you think you understand it, it comes out with something else."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7fqJbvE4M&feature=emb_logo

Robin's Wish will be available to stream on-demand from next month.

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