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Wife Of Robin Williams Says He Was Suffering From Early Stages Of Parkinson's

 
Wife Of Robin Williams Says He Was Suffering From Early Stages Of Parkinson's
Posted August 14th, 2014 @ 2:30pm

More insight into the final moments leading up to Robin Williams' death.

A new statement from his wife, Susan Schneider, reveals Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.

Williams was found dead at his California home Monday after cops say he hanged himself.

He was 63 years old.

Read Schneider's full statement 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."

(Photo: Mike Coppola / 2012 Getty Images)

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