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Robin Williams’s Widow & Children Spar Over His Estate

Robin Williams’ third wife is fighting with his children over assets from his estate. Williams’ will left one of his properties to his wife and the other to his children, as well as collectibles and memorabilia, but his wife is contesting what those words actually entail. At issue are what she calls “personal knick-knacks,”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015

Robin Williams’ Son Zac Speaks In New People Interview

Robin Williams is featured on the cover of the latest issue of “People” magazine. This week’s issue centers around the late actor and comedian’s son Zak in a new interview. Williams took his own life on August 11, 2014 after it was revealed that he was battling cancer as well as Parkinson’s Disease.
It’s bee…

Celeb Dirty Laundry / December 17, 2014

Robin Williams’ Kids Are “Trying To Stay Strong”

Robin Williams’ eldest son Zak Williams told People that he and his family are doing their best to carry on since the actor’s passing. Williams said it’s important to him that people know they’re doing okay, but that “it’s tremendously sad … we’re trying to stay strong … we’re experiencing the new normal now.” [People

Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

5 Things I’ve Learned About Suicide Since My Dad Took His Own Life

Ever since I heard about Robin Williams’ devastating suicide, I’ve been thinking about this post and how I was going to write it. I’ve thought about it as I was drifting off to sleep. What did I want to say? How did I want to say it? Would it come out right? Would I even know…

Melissa Blake / September 14, 2014

The Soapbox: Calling Suicide Selfish Is Selfish

Selfish (adj.): Lacking concern for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
Death is not profitable or pleasurable. It’s just nothing. It’s just not suffering. It has nothing to do with benefiting or not benefiting oneself or others. Saying that someone was selfish for having committed suicide is like saying that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2014

An Open Letter To Zelda Williams: You Are A Survivor — And So Am I

Deleting your Twitter is the best thing you could’ve done, but I hope this letter still finds you.
Dear Zelda,
When I heard the news, I thought of you. I realize that no amount of consolation or sympathy will make it easier to grieve. But I want you to know that I know what you’re going… / August 20, 2014

Robin Williams’ Wife: He Was Suffering The Early Stages Of Parkinson’s

Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement today sharing that the comedian was sober at the time of his suicide and had been battling the beginnings of Parkinson’s disease along with depression and anxiety. [LA Times]
The Broadway production of “Aladdin” paid special tribute to Williams with an audience sing-a-long, and Broadway…

Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Major PR Firm Encourages Businesses To Profit Off Robin Williams’ Death

Today in tastelessness: Edelman, the largest PR firm in the world, published a blog post encouraging businesses and mental health agencies to capitalize on Robin Williams’ death with a “visible and aggressive” approach on their social media accounts and websites. The post claimed that Williams’ passing created a “carpe diem moment” for businesses (a…

Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

It’s A Shame That Some Obituaries Focus On Lauren Bacall’s Beauty & Love Life Over Her Talent

Two Hollywood legends passed this week — Robin Williams, 63, on Monday morning, and Lauren Bacall, 89, on Tuesday night. They died in extremely different ways, but both were household names who’d been in numerous iconic films. These two deaths are being handled very differently — Bacall’s obituaries and remembrances are far more focused o…

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

That Time Robin Williams Became Buds With Koko The Gorilla

In light of Robin Williams’ passing on Monday, The Gorilla Foundation reminded the world that the actor touched more than just human hearts with his talent and kindness. Back in 2001, Williams met famed gorilla Koko, who communicates using sign language, and the pair instantly connected. Above is video of their first meeting, which William…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2014

A Paul Simon Song For Every Moment In Your Life

It’s been an emotional week. When, on Monday night, I heard that Robin Williams was dead, I surprised myself by feeling real sadness for this guy I hadn’t known. Because, of course, it felt like I had known him, and many of us felt that way; as I watched responses pour in on Twitter and across the…

Jana Pollack / August 13, 2014

Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media Over Fake Images Of Her Dead Father

Last night, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda announced she is abandoning Twitter — although the account is still up — after at least two users posted digitally altered photos claiming to be the body of her dead father. (The accounts spreading the images have since been suspended.) On Zelda’s Instagram account, she also said she…

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

Robin Williams Was A “Shell” In The Days Just Before His Suicide

According to Robin Williams’ neighbor, the actor was “very drawn and thin” and only a “shell” of himself in the throes of severe depression the weekend before his tragic suicide. He also reportedly had “serious money troubles.” Wiliams hanged himself at home while his wife, Susan Schneider, slept in another room in the house.

Claire Hannum / August 12, 2014

Depression, Suicide & What I Do When I Need To Get Through The Day

I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for years. My darkest period was as recent as 2013. In fact, there was a day last September when I let my guard down for just a few minutes. It was enough time for me to walk into my kitchen, pick up a large knife, and touch…

Carrie Nelson / August 12, 2014

Robin Williams’ Friends & Loved Ones Memorialize The Actor

As news of Robin Williams death at 63 from suicide spreads around the world, loved ones are remembering the actor, who by all accounts was one of the nicest people with whom anyone had ever worked. During a live taping of his show “Conan” early yesterday evening, a visibly stunned Conan O’Brien announced the death of hi…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Struggled With Depression, Addiction

Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams had battled an addiction to cocaine in the past, but had had long periods of sobriety. Yesterday in announcing the actor’s death from suicide, Williams’…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Hollywood Mourns Robin Williams On Twitter

Hollywood, including Robin Williams’ “Crazy Ones” costar, Sarah Michelle Gellar (above), took to Twitter upon hearing of the tragic passing of Robin Williams to suicide. Here are just a few of them:…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2014

Breaking News: Actor Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

Absolutley heartbreaking news to report this evening: actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning at his home in Marin County, California. The reported cause of death is axphyxia, and police are treating it as a suicide. Williams had struggled with depression and drug addiction off and on for years. His publicist Mara Buxbaum…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2014

Robin Williams Thinks He Wore It Best

Kim Kardashian’s floral Met Ball gown was certainly a lot of look, but did it look familiar? Robin Williams’ thinks so and he’s sure he wore it best. [Twitter]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2013

Quickies!: Vince Vaughn Goes Down, Robin Williams Has A Heartache

You should see what Vince Vaughn can do with an ice cream cone! Oh yeah, and he’s getting married to Kyla Weber, a real estate agent. Expect Jennifer Aniston to start talking about how “not cool” their engagement is any day now. [DListed]
Rihanna’s camp isn’t denying the engagement/marriage rumors. In fact, they didn’t have…

Annika Harris / March 5, 2009