On-screen character Marilu Henner reviews that she was so elated to see her long-lasting companion Robin Williams looking so fit on the set of The Crazy Ones this spring.
“I could not believe how handsome and healthy he seemed,” Henner says. “You can tell that about someone right away. He seemed to have this aura about him.”
“But you don’t really know what lies beneath,” Henner says, choking up. “It makes me so sad that it came to this.”
Williams was discovered dead in his Marin County, Calif., home Monday in a clear suicide. Henner says the companion she began in the business with in the late 1970s (Williams on the hit show Mork & Mindy, Henner on Taxi) appeared to be terminating on all barrels.
Williams had requested her to show up on The Crazy Ones season finale as his ex. He grasped Henner on the set when she arrived and afterward requested to see pictures of her family on her cell phone.
“People would be surprised. He seems to ‘on’ all the time, but he was such a warm, cozy, friendly and loving person,” Henner says. “And he was very interested. He wanted to see all of my pictures. He was one of those rare, real and interested people. It makes me cry just thinking about it.”