Families|August 14, 2014 10:11 EDT
Robin Williams 'Accepted Jesus Christ' As His Personal Savior In Rehab, Says Dr. Ted Baehr (VIDEO)
Christian Movieguide Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr made a startling revelation that the late actor and comedian accepted Jesus Christ into his heart as his personal savior before recently committing suicide.
"Robin had, at one point, accepted Jesus Christ in one of the recovery programs, but he was always searching and never quite finding," said Dr. Baehr in a Movieguide report.
Dr. Baehr revealed that at one point in time he spoke to Williams about Jesus Christ because both men were raised with a "few similar parental beliefs" regarding religion.
The actor grew up in a family where he was raised in the Episcopal Church, while his mother practiced Christian Science.
"Having been a choirboy, and I'm not Catholic, just going back to the old days when I was into going to church and remembering, as a Protestant, which is Catholic light once again, the idea of somebody that could really advise and has something offer," said Williams in an interview when he described his religious character Rev. Frank in the 'License to Wed' movie (which also starred singer Mandy Moore and 'The Office' John Krasinski) in 2007.
"It was just remembering those guys that I grew up with in the Episcopal Church, which is there is no purgatory, just spiritual escrow. That was beginning of that. And then the idea that he's pretty much hands on as much as you can be without being a priest," Williams added.
Williams's widow Susan Schneider issued the following statement after it was revealed that her husband killed himself on August 11.
"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," said Schneider.
"I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions," she concluded.
Williams is survived by his third wife Susan and his three children Zachary, Zelda and Cody.