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Robin Williams in early stage of Parkinson's, widow says

Robin Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said Thursday the actor and comic was in the early stage of Parkinson's disease before he died. Robin Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said Thursday the actor and comic was in the early stage of Parkinson's disease before he died.

(RNN) - Robin Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said Thursday the actor and comic was in the early stage of Parkinson's disease before he died.

In her statement, she said Williams had been sober but struggled with depression and anxiety as well as the Parkinson's, 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," Schneider said.

Williams, 63, was found dead in his home Monday by his assistant.

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