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Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma
Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma

The graphic details of Robin Williams' suicide were shocking when a Marin County coroner revealed them Wednesday. But on Thursday came an equally startling revelation: Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death. “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,” his wife Susan Schneider said in a statement. Medical illness is a strange thing when it comes to Hollywood. Addiction is a subject people will talk about often and freely; there's hardly a week that goes by without...

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