Michael J Fox, seen right with Williams in 2011, who also suffers from the illness, took to Twitter Thursday (center inset) to express his shock at the news that the beloved comedy actor, pictured left just days before his passing, was battling the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he took his life.
In a statement, Susan Schneider said the beloved comedy actor wasn’t ready to share the diagnosis with the world, and added that his ‘sobriety was intact’ at the time of his death.
She also said the 63-year-old was also struggling with depression and anxiety. Authorities said the actor-comedian’s death was suicide.
Schneider did not offer details on when Williams had been diagnosed or his symptoms.