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Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober at time of death

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams, right, and his wife Susan Schneider at the premiere of "Old Dogs" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. The wife of Robin Williams says was in the stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide.
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August 14, 2014 - 12:02 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide.

In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.

The wife of the actor-comedian said he was not ready to share his Parkinson's diagnosis publicly.

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