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Exclusive: Inside Robin Williams' Secret Hell –– How His 'Callous' & 'Cold' Wife Made Life Miserable Before His Tragic Suicide

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May. 18 2015, Updated 11:18 a.m. ET

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Robin Williams tragically took his own life, but his children's private pain has been exacerbated by the newly uncovered secrets and lies at the hands of their own stepmother, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. Click through the gallery to read all the shocking revelations.

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When Robin Williams married his third wife, Susan Schneider in 2011, sources close to the Williams family tell Radar they accepted her, but it became apparent over time she was hiding things. "She wasn't all she seemed to be," a source close to Williams' children told Radar.

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"The children and the rest of Robin's family wanted to make things work and put in the effort because they loved him and wanted him to be happy," noted the source. "And they seemed like they really loved one another so everyone wanted to be a part of that. But slowly they all got shut off."

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"Susan initially presented herself one way and she says one thing and it turns out to be completely different," the source revealed. "That in and of itself revealed deceitful orientation — and that theme of deceit carried on through the final year of their marriage."

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12/8/95 Westwood, CA. Robin Williams with his wife, Marsha Garces and their son, Cody at the premier

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According to the source, "There were odd things she did in the months leading up to" Williams' suicide in August 2014. "The children were edged out of the family, slowly isolating father from his family."

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Williams was uncomfortable with certain things kept in the house because he felt Schneider was trying to take things and he didn't trust her, the source claimed to Radar. Williams' attorney did not respond to Radar's request for comment.

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Schneider raised red flags in the weeks leading up to Williams' death when she made indications she wanted to potentially have him not be responsible for his own well-being, noted the source. "She wanted to take control so she could be in charge of his financials."

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She also allegedly wanted Williams' kids out of his life so she could have absolute control. "Robin was aware of this," pointed out the source to Radar of Williams, who was suffering through the early stages of Parkinson's disease. "And unfortunately, his health was what led him to fear that he would ultimately be under the control of someone he didn't trust."

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Williams' children called him every day wanting to ensure him that he would be okay and they were always there for him, insisted the source. "And they were there up until the end because they were concerned."

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However, the same might not be able to be said for Schneider. "Things came to light that Susan wanted to basically put Robin away, like in a facility, where she would have absolute control and they would never see him," said the source, sniping, "She is a callous, cold woman."

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According to the source, Schneider left Williams for a week to go on a vacation without him in early August — just before he committed suicide. "It was clear there was something seriously wrong with their marriage."

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"He didn't feel in control," said the source to Radar. "He felt he married to someone whose motives went beyond love."

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Robin Williams And Susan Schneider Shopping In Paris (USA & OZ ONLY)

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Williams allegedly expressed his reservations about his wife to friends, including the fact, noted the source, that after they got married Schneider stopped visiting him on set. "But before they got married she visited him all the time — she didn't like spending time with him anymore, but she wanted to parade him around."

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Robin Williams Dead At The Age Of 63 **FILE PHOTOS**

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Williams was alone a lot of the time," revealed the source. "She wouldn't even let the kids see him on his birthday."

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EXCLUSIVE: Robin Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider, pictured still wearing a wedding ring in Tiburon, California.

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"She was making it clear that she didn't want the kids around and see or witness what she was doing," said the source.

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