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Robin Williams' Wife Reveals He Was in Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease - Read Her Statement

Robin Williams‘ wife Susan Schneider has released a statement revealing her late husband was suffering in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.

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,” Robin‘s wife Susan Schneider said in a statement (via Deadline).

“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,” Susan revealed.

“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,” she concluded.

Robin Williams Will Be Honored at Emmy Awards 2014

The late Robin Williams will be remembered at the 2014 Emmy Awards, which is set to air on Monday, August 25.

Earlier this week, the 63-year-old actor died after hanging himself at his home in Tiburon, Calif.

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“Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion,” executive producer Don Mischer shared in a statement to People. “While we are all still coming to terms with this week’s tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.”

Broadway's 'Aladdin' Pays Tribute to Robin Williams (Video)

Check out the cast of Broadway’s Aladdin paying tribute to the late Robin Williams on Tuesday (August 12) in New York City.

James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the Genie, led the whole audience in a sing-along of “Friend Like Me” after the performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Watch the moving video below!

In case you didn’t know, Robin was the voice of the Genie in the Disney movie Aladdin, which was released in 1992.

At the 2014 Tony Awards, James took home an award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his work as the Genie for the Broadway show.


‘Aladdin’ Cast – Robbin Williams Tribute

Late Night Hosts Conan O'Brien & Seth Meyers Honor Robin Williams (Video)

Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers both paid tribute to the late Robin Williams on their respective shows Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers last night.

Conan told a funny story about how Robin cheered him up during his dark days after taking over the Tonight Show for a very brief period.

“Just as a quick example of what he was like, a bunch of years ago…I went through, publicly, a kind of bump in the road and I was feeling a little low. Out of the blue, Robin Williams buys me a bicycle. It sounds like a silly thing. He was the first person to buy me a bicycle since my parents bought me a bicycle—when I was 35. But I was kind of low and Robin loved to ride, and I loved to ride, and he bought me a bicycle,” Conan said.

“But this is so Robin Williams: he bought me this bicycle and he had it delivered to my house and it was the most absurd bicycle you’ve ever seen…it was bright orange and it was bright green and it had shamrocks on it. So, I called Robin up to just say, ‘Who does that?’ I didn’t know him well enough to justify this kind of [gift]. So, I called him up and I just said, ‘Robin, I’m floored by this bike.’ And all he would say is, ‘Well, I know you ride and I know you would use it. Does it look ridiculous? Does it really look ridiculous?’ I said, ‘Yeah,’ and he went, ‘Good. Do you really look stupid riding it?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna look really stupid.’ He’s like, ‘Well, then that’s good then,’” he concluded.

Seth discussed depression and the need to raise more awareness.

“The saddest part of this is Robin was battling depression, and if there’s anything we can do to honor his memory, I would hope it would be to use this opportunity to educate us more about this terrible affliction. We just want to say that we miss Robin, but we’re also very lucky to have had him at all,” Seth said.

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Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to Robin Williams & Reenacts 'Dead Poets Society' on 'The Tonight Show' - Watch Now!

Jimmy Fallon has broken his silence on the death of legendary actor Robin Williams with a touching tribute on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (August 12).

“We, like all of you were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. He was one in a kind. He was one in a million,” the 39-year-old talk show host said. “He was unbelievable. If you don’t know his stand-up then you should YouTube it right now and watch it. He was amazing. He was funny and he was fast. He would weave in and out of characters and get Shakespearean. It was incredible.”

Jimmy then proceeded to do his best Robin impersonation, and concluded his tribute by standing on his desk and playing out a key scene in Dead Poets Society.

“Oh captain, my captain, you will be missed.”


Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to Robin Williams

Zelda Williams Is Deleting Twitter for a 'Good Long Time'

Zelda Williams has decided that she is deleting her Twitter account from all her devices, possibly forever, following the death of her father Robin Williams.

The 25-year-old actress took to her account to plead with her Twitter followers to report two users who had been sending her absolutely awful messages and photos.

“Please report @PimpStory @MrGoosebuster. I’m shaking. I can’t. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won’t open it. Don’t either. Please,” Zelda wrote before deleting the tweet.

The two users were sending her photos that appeared to be Photoshopped pictures of Robin supposedly after his death. They also called her some awful words.

After deleting that tweet, Zelda wrote “I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.”

Earlier in the evening, Zelda released a lengthy statement that was incredibly touching and also infused with a great sense of humor.

UPDATE: Zelda added this message on her Instagram account: “I will be leaving this account for a but while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends. Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary. There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or ‘selfies’. I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too. That was more than enough, and I’m grateful for what little time I had. My favorite photos of family are framed in my house, not posted on social media, and they ‘ll remain there. They would’ve wound up on the news or blogs then, and they certainly would now. That’s not what I want for our memories together. Thank you for your respect and understanding in this difficult time. Goodbye. Xo”

Allison Williams Honors Robin Williams with First 'Peter Pan' Flight - Watch Now!

Allison Williams recently started rehearsals for her role in the upcoming Peter Pan Live television special and her first day of flight training unfortunately fell on the day after Robin Williamsdeath.

The late actor famously played the role of Peter Pan in the beloved 1991 movie Hook and the 26-year-old actress decided to pay tribute to him at rehearsals.

“First day of flying lessons for Peter Pan,” Allison said in a statement to People. “Thinking about and missing a hero of mine who once did this and left big shoes to fill.”

Watch Allison fly in the video below:


Allison Williams Takes Her First Flight as Peter Pan
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