Friday, August 22, 2014



Temecula, CA – We were all saddened and shocked by Robin Williams death by suicide. Even Club Cosplay paused and played a long clip of famous Robin Williams’ characters’ one-liners or short monologues, to which the packed house cheered. A perfect way to open Club Cosplay Number Two, in view of the recent tragic event.

As varying opinions tried to logic reason for the suicide, a number of items were thrown out as red herrings; past flops, finances, manic-depressive/bi-polar history, alcoholism, even the onset of the degenerative disease Parkinson’s, which had been diagnosed. But in researching this aspect mentioned by Rob Schneider, the most likely reason for Robin Williams' suicide is the prescription medication[s] he started taking for the onset of Parkinson’s.

Naively I personally wondered if a friend offering him a joint might have helped, then I saw and remembered Robin Williams’ standup comedy and generation as talked of in Memoirs*. Of course Robin was hip to pot and that reveal adds weight to Schneider’s accusations.

Schneider, 50, who has been friends with the Mrs. Doubtfire star for the past 20 years since they first met on Saturday Night Live, took to Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 14, to talk Parkinson's drugs and the role they played in his pal's death. The actor has blamed his good friend Robin Williams' tragic death on a drug he was taking to combat the early symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

"Now that we can talk about it. #RobinWilliams was on a drug treating the symptoms of Parkinson's. One of the SIDE-EFFECTS IS SUICIDE!" he wrote.

"The Evil pharmaceutical industry ADMITS TO OVER 100,000 people* in the USA DIE A YEAR FROM "PRESCRIPTION" DRUGS!! #RobinWilliams."

Schneider's outburst was hot on the heels of Williams' wife Susan's revelation that her husband had been suffering from the degenerative neurological disease, although he had not wanted his diagnosis to become public knowledge yet.

"Robin's sobriety was intact," his wife wrote in a statement earlier that day. "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.”

Williams’ body was found in his Northern California home on Monday, Aug. 11. His death was the result of suicide.

Marking a week since the sad news first broke, Schneider finished his slew of Twitter tributes to his late friend with one final memorial message in the early hours of Monday, Aug. 18. “We are only allowed to mourn for 7 days so... Just thank and hug the ones you love and who have touched your lives! Thx4ever #RobinWilliams,” he wrote.

[Post source - Yahoo News]

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