Sir Billy Connolly: Robin Williams looked 'haggard' in the days leading up to his death


Robin Williams looked "very thin" and "haggard" in the days leading up to his death.

The late 'Mrs Doubtfire' star's friend Sir Billy Connolly has revealed the Hollywood actor - who took his own life in August 2014 - didn't look his usual self when they met just a few days before his tragic passing.

He said: "I emailed him and said, 'I saw you on the show and you were great,' because I'd seen him in a newspaper saying he wasn't sure about it. I got an email back saying, 'Glad you liked the show - I'm in LA too, can we meet for dinner?' He look very thin and kind of haggard about the face [when they had dinner]. I said, 'Are you looking after yourself?' He said, 'Yeah, I've just lost a bit of weight recently.' I'd read that he'd been drinking - some journalist had said it - and I said, 'I hear you're back on the sauce.' He said, 'Ah, it's nothing, I just gave it a bash, never mind.' Before we left, Robin said, 'I love you, you know that, don't you?' I said, 'Of course I know that.' He said, 'Are you sure you know it?' and I said, 'Yeah, it's good.' That was the last I said to him. Two days later he was dead."

And Billy admits Robin's sad death took him by "surprise" because he thought the actor was such a "strong man".

Speaking on The Adam Buxton Podcast, he shared: "It took me by surprise, because he was such a strong man ... strong in himself, he knew what he was."