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Robin Williams Was in the Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease

Robin Williams Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Says Wife

Originally posted 08/14/2014 02:45PM

Before his death at age 63 on Monday, Robin Williams had been battling the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife has revealed in a new statement.

Although the actor had been candid about his battles with addiction and depression through the years, at the time of his suicide, "Robin's sobriety was intact," his widow, Susan Schneider, said. "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."

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often with a small tremor or general stiffness and slowing of movement. There is no cure for the disease but medication can help improve symptoms. Actor Michael J. Fox has famously fought the disease since 1991.

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Inside Lauren Bacall's Life with Bogey

Lauren Bacall: My Life with Humphrey Bogart

Originally posted 08/14/2014 09:45AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr When Lauren Bacall, who died at her home in New York City on Monday, first met Humphrey Bogart on the set of 1944's To Have and Have Not, he was a married man.

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The Private Lauren Bacall: 'She Made the Past Present and the Present Past'

The Private Lauren Bacall: 'She Made the Past Present and the Present Past'

Originally posted 08/13/2014 07:20PM

Lauren Bacall was the ultimate party guest.

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Emmys Producers at Work on 'Proper and Meaningful' Tribute to Robin Williams

Emmys to Honor Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/13/2014 07:05PM

Robin Williams will definitely have a place at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.

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Comedian Jamie Kilstein: How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression

Comedian Jamie Kilstein: How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression

Originally posted 08/13/2014 12:35PM

Just a few months before Robin Williams's sudden death after succumbing to his battle with addiction and depression, the actor and comedian spent time helping a friend, stand-up comedian and Citizen Radio co-host Jamie Kilstein, with his own struggles.

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Robin Williams's Daughter Taking a Break from Social Media Due to Cyber Bullying

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Taking a Break from Social Media Due to Cyber Bullying

Originally posted 08/13/2014 09:15AM

Robin Williams's daughter Zelda Williams has decided to go on hiatus from social media in the wake of harassing messages she says she's received from people after her father's suicide.

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PEOPLE's Critic Looks Back on Lauren Bacall's Unforgettable Roles – and Talents | Lauren Bacall

PEOPLE's Critic Looks Back on Lauren Bacall's Unforgettable Roles – and Talents

Originally posted 08/13/2014 08:30AM

Lauren Bacall admitted that her marriage to Humphrey Bogart, one of the great leading men of Hollywood, probably hampered her own movie career – to many directors, she was simply Bogie’s wife.

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How Robin Williams Fought, and Lost, His Battles with Addiction and Depression

How Robin Williams Fought, and Lost, His Battles with Addiction and Depression

Originally posted 08/13/2014 08:00AM

A brilliant comic mind with a soulful spirit, Robin Williams battled addiction and depression for much of his life, even as he kept millions laughing.

The Oscar winner, who committed suicide on Monday at age 63, was candid about many of his struggles, which began soon after his rise to fame in 1978 on the ABC hit Mork and Mindy.

"I used to go to two or three clubs a night and then go to four or five people's houses, just keep going, going," Williams told PEOPLE in 1982. "The myth of living fast, dying young affected me, but I've come out on the other side of it."

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Robin Williams's Family Remembers Him as a 'Gentle, Loving, Generous' Man

Robin Williams's Family Remembers Him as a 'Gentle, Loving, Generous' Man

Originally posted 08/12/2014 10:45PM

In statements released Tuesday, Robin Williams's children reveal they are trying to come to terms with their unbearable loss while remembering the generous and loving spirit of their beloved father.

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Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Has Died

Lauren Bacall Dies

Originally posted 08/12/2014 08:05PM

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