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Robin Williams Had Been Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease Prior To His Death Published: August 14, 2014

Two days after it was revealed Robin Williams died as a result of ashpyxia, his wife, Susan Schneider, has said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed, that her husband had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"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..."

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