Wife Reveals Robin Williams had Parkinson’s
The world continues to ask, 'why?' regarding the death of Robin Williams. While the tabloids will, no doubt, have a field day with this story, we may never know the real reason for the multi-talented star's suicide.
We do have more information on Robin's life at the time, though.
His wife Susan issued a statement saying, quote, "Robin's sobriety was intact and 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.
"It is our hope in the wake of Robin's tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid."
Parkinson's is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. MICHAEL J. FOX was diagnosed with it in 1991.
After he heard yesterday's news, Fox Tweeted, quote, "Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our [charitable foundation] predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace."
The tabloids have already started saying that Williams killed himself over money problems, but sources who actually know about such things say that nothing could be further from the truth.
The trash rags are pointing to the fact that one of William's houses was on the market and, while that is true, the property was not being sold to pay off debts.
Sources close to Williams and his wife say that the couple was merely downsizing their lives and a $29 million dollar house wasn't really a necessity.