The heartbreaking trailer for HBO's Robin Williams documentary is out

Emmett Rice
June 10, 2018

It is supplemented by interviews with Billy Crystal, Eric Idle, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Pam Dawber, Zak Williams and many others.

Behind-the-scenes, Williams battled a crippling addiction to alcohol and some serious mental health issues, which eventually led him to commit suicide back in 2014. Those looking for closure on what might have brought about his suicide won't find a definitive answer, but plenty of speculation and testimony indicates that something more was going on that Williams was struggling with, both in his body and his mind. Not many had an inkling that one of the world's funniest entertainers was actually suffering inside.

Come Inside My Mind is a forthcoming documentary that will explore all aspect's of the late-comedian's life, including his crushing internal dilemmas.

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The clip also sees Williams addressing his fear of abandonment that stemmed from his childhood, and includes a discussion of his drug use and voicemails he left for friends, including Crystal. "My father didn't always feel like he was succeeding", he says.

HBO today released the first trailer from the film, which makes its television premiere on July 16. "It's time to enter the human mind", says a sombre Williams, as if leading you through a dark tunnel. That said, it's worth seeing just to celebrate Robin Williams once again. The network describes it as, "A amusing, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians". Emmy award-winning director Marina Zenovich also has access to private home videos and on-stage footage of Williams' early stand-up comedy routines.

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