That was the last thing Robin Williams said to Bobcat Goldthwait , and the last thing Goldthwait said back to the late comedian. The East Syracuse native opened up for the first time about his decades-long friendship with the Oscar-winning actor in a new interview with Katie Couric. Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Williams' death. I didn't realize it was going to hit me as hard as it did," an emotional Goldthwait told Couric on her Yahoo! The former "Police Academy" star, now an acclaimed filmmaker, recalled how he first met Williams in a comedy club kitchen in the '80s. Goldthwait was told he wasn't supposed to meet the "Mork and Mindy" actor, so he hid -- only to run into Williams, who was hiding from other people. The pair's friendship grew from there, and they frequently hung out or worked together.
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Robin Williams, Susan Schneider. This Nov. Katy Winn The Associated Press. Officials said Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt last year, but his widow and best friend both agree the comedy legend didn't kill himself. Schneider, Williams' partner for seven years, opened up about the autopsy that found the actor-comedian was battling Lewy Body Dementia. Symptoms such as gut pain, depression, anxiety and paranoia led to a diagnosis that said Williams was in early stages of Parkinson's, but she believes the undiagnosed mental illness led him to take his own life in August Williams' best friend Bobcat Goldthwait , a Syracuse native, said the same during an interview with Katie Couric on the one-year anniversary of the "Mrs. Doubtfire" star's death. Goldthwait said he never saw his friend and fellow comic as suicidal or depressed. It is a dementia," Goldthwait said this past August.
About a decade ago, backstage at Zanies comedy club in Nashville, Tenn. Then he walked onstage and shocked everyone by acting like himself. He had heard it before, and knew a quick howl would appease the crowd. Instead, he dug in and has remained there since, with a few fleeting exceptions.