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On this One Year Anniversary of Robin Williams’s Death…

We remember 

One of the greatest men 

To walk this earth 

Spreading joy beyond measure 

To children who didn’t know what it meant to be a kid

And kids who never laughed as hard as they did with him 

We miss you, and we are eternally in debt to you for the joy you brought us on rainy days in front of the TV and movie nights up past our bedtimes 

And we wish we could have told you that then. 

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But somewhere, now, you’re making God laugh as hard as we did. 

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‘Real Men Cry’: Photographer Sam Taylor-Wood photographed some of Hollywood’s leading actors in an intimate and rare moment. Taylor-Wood said, ’Some of the men cried before I even finished loading the camera’. Pictured in order here are some of her subjects, Hayden Christensen, Daniel Craig, Ben Stiller, Jude Law, Michael Masden, and the late and great Robin Williams.

Robin Williams: sober and battling Parkinson’s, according to wife

Robin Williams’ wife Susan Schneider issued a statement Thursday morning, revealing that the Oscar-winning actor and comedian had been battling the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, in addition to depression and anxiety. According to the statement, Schneider says Williams was sober at the time of his suicide on Monday, Aug. 11.

The coroner’s office has yet to release its toxicology report.

The full statement:

“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the front lines, or comforting a sick child—Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.

Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

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.

It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.”

Schneider, a graphic designer, married Williams in October 2011.