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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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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 08/18/2014 07:00AM

From Iraq to Times Square, here are breathtaking images from around the globe

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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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Inside the Life and Death of Robin Williams

Inside the Life and Death of Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/15/2014 05:45PM

He was a whirling dervish of frenetic energy, a master of rapid-fire repertoire who could morph from wild over-the-top insanity to subtle tenderness.

Robin Williams knew how to make a room laugh or cry – and he knew, when opening up last July about returning to TV, what made him happy.

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Hook Costar on Robin Williams: 'He Was Truly Peter Pan'

Hook Costar on Robin Williams: 'He Was Truly
Peter Pan'

Originally posted 08/15/2014 12:00PM

At just 9 years old, Raushan Hammond was too young to be intimidated when costar Robin Williams encouraged him to improvise some of his lines.

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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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Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

UpdatePosted 08/14/2014 07:45PM

Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM

The very first episode of Inside the Actors Studio aired Aug. 14, 1994.

Hosted by former brothel worker and Arrested Development star James Lipton, the show has gone on to become a cultural institution, both for Lipton's ah, specific, delivery and persona, and for its watchable, occasionally riveting looks into the craft of acting.

Here are five great moments from the show's 20-year-and-counting run.

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Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

Originally posted 08/14/2014 06:35PM

He was an Oscar-winning superstar, but around his neighborhood of Tiburon, in the San Francisco Bay area, Robin Williams was known as a friendly cyclist who loved to walk his pug, Leonard, and share quiet dinners out with his wife.

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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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