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Robin Williams' Wife Issues Statement Urging People to 'Seek the Care and Support They Need'

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire August 14, 2014 at 2:18PM

The wife of the late Robin Williams issued a statement today which we share with you below.
Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Earlier this week, Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died after a battle with depression, anxiety and, we now learn, Parkinson's Disease. 

Today, Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, issued the following statement and asked the media publish it in its entirety:

"Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child -- Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. 

Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

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."

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