Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide

By | August 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm | One comment | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, after comitting suicide had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease recently. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” Williams’ wife Susan Schneider said in a statement today. Schneider’s full statement is below:

Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.

Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.

It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.

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  • Mahabone

    The headline reads…”
    Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide”
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