Dr. Alexander Marmureanu is one of the most renowned cardiothoracic surgeons in Los Angeles, performing over 400 heart and lung surgeries annually by virtue of his exquisite skills, vast medical knowledge and impressive experience. He is also Jack Nicholson's and Steven Spielberg's docotr and has treated numerous internationally recognized celebrities as well, including Leonardo Di Caprio. Therefore, it is probably not very surprising that Dr. Marmureanu has befriended some of the famous people who opt for his excellent medical services and well-informed advice over the course of his career.
Robin Williams, one of Hollywood's most iconic actors who starred in critically acclaimed movies such as Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting and Awakenings, committed suicide on August 11, 2014 at his home in Paradise Cay, California. The actor was 63 and had been suffering from depression and several other health conditions which greatly affected his quality of life. His suicide came as a surprise to both his family and fans, although Robin Williams' health had been progressively deteriorating lately.
Dr. Alexander Marmureanu had met Robin Williams multiple times at various charity events, as the actor was also involved in numerous humanitarian causes. However, last time the two met, they talked longer than usual. Robin Williams told the surgeon about his upcoming movies and projects and they discussed sensitive topics as well, including the actor's alcohol addiction and his struggle with depression. "I met him at charity events. We talked about various things, about his movies, he was an extremely entertaining man. He seemed very lively, and the last time I have met him was at a private charity event in Hollywood, several months ago. We also discussed about his heart condition, he asked me for advice and I encouraged him to call me whenever his health issues were bothering him. He was very involved in humanitarian projects, he was coordinating St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's charity events. He had a history of alcohol and drug addiction, he appeared to be very concerned about these matters", Dr. Marmureanu said.
On June 25, 2009, Dr. Alexander Marmureanu was also called to provide urgent medical assistance to Michael Jackson, who had been brought to Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in full cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, the cardiothoracic surgeon could not make it in time but strongly believes it would have been possible to save his life, had he been announced half an hour before. "I was sent a private jet to save Michael, but it was too late. I could have saved the unequalled Michael Jackson if I had arrived to the clinic he was hospitalized at thirty minutes earlier. I am still very, very upset I could not make it in time", he said.