We might now have a true understanding of the psychology behind Robin Williams’ suicide. Besides the depression and anxiety, he had early stages of Parkinson’s disease.
The 63-year-old comedic legend was found dead in his Northern California home on Monday August 11, 2014. According to CNN, wife and Widow Susan Schneider issued a statement about Williams’ health he kept a secret.
Schneider told CNN, “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.”
It is uncertain if Williams’ PD was making it difficult for him to act since he had several films in the works such as; A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Absolutely Anything. Throughout the late 80s and 90s Williams came out with films left and right with Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji, Hook, The Birdcage, and Patch Adams to name a few. His legendary acting career blossomed from his time spent on the TV series Mork & Mindy. This information was gathered from his profile page on IMDb.
Regardless of what could have been, Williams made a major impact on every life he touched. He was a kind entertainer with the heart the size of Texas. The legacy Williams’ holds will never be forgotten as he is forever missed by family, friends, and fans alike. His obituary from BBC, states he is survived by wife Schneider, daughter Zelda, and sons Cody and Zach.