New details have emerged about the tragic death of legendary comedian, Robin Williams. Williams was sober at the time of his death but was struggling with 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 front lines, or comforting a sick child – Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” said his wife, Susan Schneider. “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.
Robin William’s wife also added that his diagnosis was not something he wanted to share to the public right away. Although this can be a natural reaction to any health deficiency, many celebrities affected by neurological disorders have opened up about their conditions to bring awareness to such groups. In the pages that follow, learn how celebs like Tamia, Samuel L. Jackson, B. Smith, Muhammad Ali and others have dealt with their prognosis.