Robin Williams’ Wife Of 19 Years: ‘My Heart Is Split Wide Open’

Wed, August 13, 2014 10:18am EDT by 18 Comments

So devastating. Beloved Oscar-winning actor, Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Aug. 11. Marsha Garces, who was married to Robin for 19 years and has two children, Zelda and Cody with the fallen actor, has issued a statement admitting, ‘my heart is split wide open.’

In the wake of Robin Williams death on Aug. 11 at the age of 63, his second wife, Marsha Garces, 58, who he was married to for 19 years, has issued a statement about her “immeasurable loss.” Read her heart-breaking message below.

Marsha Garces Robin Williams Ex Statement

Robin and Marsha met while she was working as a nanny for his son Zachary, 31. The former couple who were together from 1989 until 2008 have two children together, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22. Although Marsha filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences, it is clear from her statement below that she loved Robin very much.

My heart is split wide open and scattered over the planet with all of you. Please remember the gentle, loving, generous – and yes, brilliant and funny – man that was Robin Williams. My arms are wrapped around our children as we attempt to grapple with celebrating the man we love, while dealing with this immeasurable loss.”

Marsha’s touching words follow in the footsteps of his three children, and his wife of three years, Susan Schneider‘s emotional message about Robin’s passing.

In a public statement, Susan said, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. 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.”

Our thoughts are with Robin’s loved ones at this time.

Robin’s Assistant & Best Friend Discovered Body

As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, the identity of Robin’s personal assistant, who discovered his body, has been revealed. Rebecca Erwin Spencer, 57, worked not only as his assistant, but was also one of the actors closest friends.

Not only did Rebecca discover Robin’s body, but according to Marin County Lieutenant Keith Boyd, a “distraught” Rebecca made the 911 call on August 11. Rebecca discovered Robin, “clothed in a seated position, unresponsive, with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed-door and the door frame.”  So sad.

HollywoodLifers, leave your thoughts and condolences below for Robin’s loved ones.

— Caitlin Beck

More Robin Williams News:

  1. Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda: The ‘World Is Forever A Little Darker’
  2. Robin Williams’ Best Friend/Personal Assistant Who Found Body Revealed
  3. Matt Damon: Robin Williams Brought ‘Joy Into My Life’ — See Statement