Details about Robin Williams? will emerge after more than a year of?his death.
No More Genie Prequel
As stated in his will, Disney cannot use his ‘name, taped performances or voice recordings for 25 years after his death’.
This refers to Williams? work in the 1992 animated film ?Aladdin? where he voiced the lovable and unforgettable Genie. Before his death in 2014, a sequel to the well-loved animated movie was in the works. Titled? Genies?, the prequel would reveal how the Genie first got locked in the golden lamp according to Us Weekly.
“When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs. Doubtfire was making 30 jokes a minute,? said an unidentified executive in a statement according to the?New York Post. “Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material, [the jokes] will remain in the vaults.”
Williams’ other unused tapings from his work in films ?Good Morning, Vietnam??and ?Mrs. Doubtfire??are also off-limits. This was done to prevent his family from incurring financial penalties from his posthumous earnings.
Three movies that were filmed before the actor?s death have been posthumously released – ?A Merry Friggin? Christmas,? ?Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb? and ?Absolutely Anything?.
Some of Williams? outtakes from ?Aladdin? are included in the Diamond Edition Blu-ray disc released last month. The cast celebrated the release and reunited on ABC News.
Lewy Body Dementia
Susan Schneider, Williams? widow, recently revealed the real cause of William?s death. Schneider shared that Williams? unknowingly had Lewy body dementia, which had been misdiagnosed as Parkinson?s three months prior to his death.
?It was what was going on inside of his brain,? she said in an interview with ABC News. ?The chemical warfare that no one knew about.”
The brain disorder is the second most common cause of dementia and is characterized by symptoms such as stiff limbs, tremors, confusion and mental decline.
?This disease is like a sea monster with 50 tentacles of symptoms that show when they want,? Schneider also told ABC News. ?It?s chemical warfare in the brain. And we can?t find it until someone dies, definitively. There is no cure.?
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