Robin Williams was in early stages of Parkinson’s disease

_AC_9194.jpg / Robin Williams It turns out that Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. His wife, Susan Schneider, has revealed this in a new statement she issued on Thursday.

The legendary actor was struggling with depression and anxiety and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s too. However, only people closest to him knew this.

Now, encouraging others to seek help for whatever problems they are dealing with, Schneider released a statement.

She said: “Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the front lines, or comforting a sick child, Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

FP_IMAGE_5609609/FP_SET_5608709“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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