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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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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Mother Released from Hospital After Car Accident

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Mother Released from Hospital After Car Accident

Originally posted 08/12/2014 04:25PM

Here's a guy who loves his momma.

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Zosia Mamet Reveals She's Had an Eating Disorder Since Age 8

Zosia Mamet: 'I've Struggled with an Eating Disorder Since I Was a Child'

Originally posted 08/12/2014 02:00PM

Zosia Mamet says she's suffered from an eating disorder for most of her life – in secret.

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Lady Gaga Hospitalized for Altitude Sickness | Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Hospitalized for Altitude Sickness

Originally posted 08/07/2014 09:30AM

No, it's not a new stage prop.

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Filed Under: Health, Lady Gaga
Second American Ebola Victim Nancy Writebol Arrives in Atlanta

Second American Ebola Victim Nancy Writebol Arrives in Atlanta

Originally posted 08/05/2014 06:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Nancy Writebol, the second American stricken with the Ebola virus, has arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

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PHOTO: See a Male Model Pose Shirtless with an Ileostomy Bag

Model Battling Chronic Bowel Disease Lands Shirtless Centerfold – with His Ileostomy Bag

Originally posted 08/05/2014 04:45PM

Blake Beckford's dreams of working in the fitness industry were crushed when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2003, but now he is defying odds and coming out on top.

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Kristin Chenoweth Doing 'Well' After Health Scare

Kristin Chenoweth Doing 'Well' After Health Scare

Originally posted 08/05/2014 11:55AM

Kristin Chenoweth is asking for prayers as she battles an unknown health problem, though she has also reassured fans that she "will be ok."

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U.S. Doctor with Ebola Being Treated in Atlanta

U.S. Doctor with Ebola Being Treated in Atlanta

Originally posted 08/03/2014 06:30AM

The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

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Two U.S. Patients with Ebola Being Brought to Georgia for Treatment

Two U.S. Patients with Ebola Being Brought to Georgia for Treatment

Originally posted 08/01/2014 07:30PM

Two Americans who have been fighting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia are being transported to the United States for treatment in the next several days, the state department said Friday.

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Filed Under: Health, Real Heroes
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Andrej Pejic Now Andreja After Sex Reassignment Surgery

Andrej Pejic Now Andreja After Sex Reassignment Surgery

Originally posted 07/24/2014 07:30PM

In 2011, Andrej Pejic was the breakout star in the fashion world, turning heads as a male model who walked the womenswear runway shows for powerhouse designers such as Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Filed Under: Health, Plastic Surgery

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