In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.
Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.
The family of actor and comedian Robin Williams says the funnyman was privately dealing with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was “not yet ready to share publicly,” prior to his death from apparent hanging by suicide Monday.
Sheriff’s officials in Marin County defended their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public.
Robin Williams’ three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams’ former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody’s mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor’s death.
Link Between Humor And Grief Raises Awareness Of Depression Following Comedian Robin Williams’ Death
The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams is bringing attention to the issue of depression and the link between humor and grief.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died after hanging himself with a belt in his unincorporated home, according to a preliminary investigation by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday to announce an official investigation into the cause of Robin Williams’ death.
Flowers were laid at the front gate the actor’s tan stucco, single-story home on the west side of the Tiburon peninsula, where friends and neighbors described the world famous comedy icon as generous with his time and very down to earth.
Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, has struggled with alcohol addiction for decades. A man who knew Williams from a support group describes the actor’s demeanor and how he reached out to him last month.