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Robin Williams Laid to Rest, Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams Laid to Rest, Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

Originally posted 08/21/2014 10:55AM

Robin Williams's closest family members and friends gathered at a private funeral in San Francisco last week to mourn the passing of the comedy legend, who died Aug. 11 at the age of 63.

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Missing Marine Wife Found Dead; Alleged Lover Arrested

Missing Marine Wife Erin Corwin Found Dead; Alleged Lover Arrested

Originally posted 08/18/2014 05:00PM

The body of Erin Corwin was found Saturday in a mine shaft located outside Joshua Tree National Park, officials say.

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Man Who Propelled #IceBucketChallenge Dies After Jumping into Nantucket Harbor

Man Who Propelled #IceBucketChallenge Dies After Jumping into Nantucket Harbor

Originally posted 08/18/2014 11:05AM

A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.

Nantucket Police tell The Boston Globe that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the "Juice Guys" building at around 2 a.m. Saturday. An off-duty lifeguard was nearby and recovered Griffin, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Griffin's family says he was friends with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, whose family and friends launched the ice-bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for charity. Twenty-nine-year-old Frates was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease, also known as ALS, in 2012. The movement has taken off around the country recently. Griffin, of Scituate, had been fundraising in Nantucket.

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Robin Williams's Death Draws Deep Sadness from Readers

Robin Williams's Death Draws Deep Sadness from Readers

Originally posted 08/16/2014 12:10PM

It was an emotional week for PEOPLE readers, who celebrated new life while mourning the staggering loss of a Hollywood icon whose tragic death shook the nation.

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Skateboarding Pioneer Jay Adams Dies at 53

Skateboarding Pioneer Jay Adams Dies at 53

Originally posted 08/16/2014 10:40AM

Jay Adams, a skateboarding legend who is credited with helping to shape modern skateboarding style, has died. He was 53.

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Casey Kasem's Wife Taking His Body to Norway Against His Children's Wishes

Casey Kasem's Wife Taking His Body to Norway Against His Children's Wishes

Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:20PM

It has been two months since Casey Kasem's death, but the iconic radio personality remains unburied as the drama between his children and their stepmother Jean continues to unfold.

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Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses Dies

Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses in Afghanistan Dies

Originally posted 08/15/2014 04:00PM

The attorney for a retired Marine who pleaded guilty to urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters says the corporal has died in North Carolina.

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Broadway's Aladdin Honors Robin Williams with Touching Musical Tribute

Originally posted 08/15/2014 10:10AM

The casts of Aladdin – both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit – are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie.

Scot Weinger, who played Aladdin in the animated film, said Wednesday that working with his hero was surreal and magical, adding the world has "lost a bright light."

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Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' by Robin Williams's Parkinson's Diagnosis

Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' by Robin Williams's Parkinson's Diagnosis

Originally posted 08/14/2014 08:15PM

Could Robin Williams's battle with Parkinson's disease have exacerbated his existing issues with depression?

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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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