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Robin Williams’ Wife Reacts To His Death

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(WLNS) – On Monday, August 11 comedian/actor Robin Williams died at the age of 63.

Williams' cause of death came as a surprise to his fans and sparked a rise in suicide prevention.

While fans had no idea Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, his wife, Susan Schneider knew.

She made the following statement on his death:

“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,"  said Susan Schneider, Robin Williams' wife.

Robin Williams will be missed. We welcome you to share your favorite memories on our Facebook page, here: Robin Williams post

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, help is available. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 223-TALK.
You can also call the Listening Ear right here in mid-Michigan at (517) 337-1717.

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