Robin Williams’ Wife: He Had Parkinson’s Disease

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Actor Robin Williams attends the Broadway opening night of "Catch Me If You Can" at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Actor Robin Williams attends the Broadway opening night of “Catch Me If You Can” at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES — The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the 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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