Some reports have cited financial problems as one of the reasons Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday, but the late actor's rep is saying that's simply not true.
Publicist Mara Buxbaum told The Wrap, "Robin had no financial problems. We should be blessed to have Robin's financial status."
She added, "I understand the desire to understand the 'Why.' It's not going to happen. The better thing to do is to try to understand severe depression. "
In an interview last year with Parade magazine, Williams said he was happy to land the job starring in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones. "The idea of having a steady job is appealing. I have two [other] choices: go on the road doing stand-up, or do small, independent movies working almost for scale [minimum union pay]."
He added, "My life has downsized, in a good way. I'm selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can't afford it anymore."
Buxbaum claims that Williams was joking, adding that he took The Crazy Ones job "because of [show creator] David Kelley and the material. That's why he took the show … not because he needed the money.”