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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.
Originally posted 08/18/2014 07:00AM
From Iraq to Times Square, here are breathtaking images from around the globe
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 10:10AM
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."
Originally posted 08/14/2014 08:15PM
Could Robin Williams's battle with Parkinson's disease have exacerbated his existing issues with depression?
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.
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.
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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