When I saw the post title; Wunmi Obe Attacks Robin Williams’ Widow In Scathing and Heartless Open Letter on RML I thought Wunmi Obe must have some information the rest of us are not privy to. But how? I wondered. Yet I opened the page and read on with an open mind. 'Turns out she didn't.
Robbin Williams was last seen alive by his wife, Susan Schneider, at home late on Sunday evening. Believing he was still asleep, Schneider left the house at around 10.30am on Monday. When Williams's personal assistant arrived just over an hour later, police said, she became worried when he failed to answer the door. She gained entry, only to find him dead.
This is the statement she made below:
“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 the 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.”
Obviously Wunmi Obe has no intentions of granting them this privacy during their time of profound grief. She took to Facebook to rant:
‘Bullocks!!! Bitch, you were last to see your depressed husband and best friend alive at 10:30pm Sunday night before you retired to a separate room to sleep. ‘In the morning, you woke up and left the house without so much as checking up on your so-called husband and best friend, even if just to say good bye before leaving home. It was his worried assistant who eventually knocked and discovered him hanging in his bedroom, body already in a state of rigor mortis. Na now you come dey form titanic love story begin write public statement. I aint buying any of it’.
But this rant wasn't enough so she went to Twitter to continue.
I'm so stunned by Wunmi Obe's outburst. I cannot comprehend how unfeeling a person must be to so publicly attack a woman who just lost her husband. And how exactly does this concern her again?
When words of how she tried to make Stella Damasus' life a living hell during her marriage to her younger brother and even after his death reached my ears I kept quiet; because it was a family matter and of course they knew things we didn't. I rarely lend me opinion to matters where I don't know all the facts.
But for her to go on this way? I can't even imagine why she thinks she's entitled to have an opinion on this matter. This is utterly astounding.
Her tweets particularly rubbed me the wrong way because for as long as I can remember my parents have stayed in separate rooms, on some nights they wonder into the next person's room and snuggle in, some nights they sleep separately. But through their almost 40 years of marriage I've never seen the kind of love my parents have for each other else where. They love each other more than spouses but also like siblings. Something shocking happens, eg a plate slips from my mum's hands or she hears terrible news and the first thing she does is impulsively scream "Emma Di m" (Emma my husband.). My father hears something and the first thing he does is to call my mum and gossip with her about it.
My mother is such a strong woman that even in her mid 60s she works 7 days a week. As early as 7am she's up and about and when she knows my dad is still asleep she leaves him be and pursues her hustle. So for Wunmi Obe to attack this woman based on the fact that they slept in separate rooms and that she didn't check up on him leaves me wanting to tear out her hair.
Also, does she even know the state of their marriage? How can someone say all these things without knowing more than what she reads online?
Wunmi Obe who died and made you judge of widows?
I hope your marriage is squeaky clean and purely perfect, or better yet, I hope your social network accounts were hacked and this is the work of hackers.