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Robin Williams’ widow Susan speaks out for first time since his death

Susan Schneider, the wife of late actor Robin Williams, admits she screamed uncontrollably after learning of his suicide.

Robin Williams’ widow Susan Schneider “just screamed” when she discovered her husband committed suicide.

The Birdcage legend took his own life at the age of 63 in August 2014 at the Marin County, California, home he shared with Susan.

For the first time since Robin’s death his widow will be speaking out in public, choosing to converse with ABC News' Amy Robach in an interview airing next week.

Exclusive clips of the discussion were released on Friday 30 October (15) and Susan broke down in tears during the teaser.

"I just screamed, 'Robin, what happened? What did you do?'" Susan said while crying when describing how she reacted after discovering Robin committed suicide.

The coroner’s official report on his death ruled the star’s demise was caused by asphyxiation after he hanged himself with a belt.

Susan misses him desperately, claiming during the interview their marriage was everything she had ever wanted romantically speaking.

"It's the best love I ever dreamed of," she emphasised.

Susan’s full interview will be airing on Good Morning America next Tuesday 3 November (15) and more footage reaches viewers later the same day on Nightline.

Earlier this month (Oct15) it was reported Robin’s surviving relatives have finally put an end to the legal battle over his estate.

Susan and Robin’s children from previous marriages went to court disputing over the late Mrs. Doubtfire comedian’s assets.

But Susan’s attorney James Wagstaffe told the Associated Press parties came to a settlement agreement that will allow her to remain in the home she shared with Robin, which was a huge bone of contention throughout the case.

"Susan gets to enforce Robin's wishes,” Wagstaffe explained. “She gets to stay in the house as Robin wanted, with the trust being created to pay the expenses.”

Lawyer Meredith Bushnell, who represented his kids Zachary, Zelda and Cody throughout proceedings, noted the children are elated the legal battle is over.

“I think they're just very happy to have this behind them,” she said.

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