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Actor and longtime friend of Robin Williams, Rob Schneider, has turned to Twitter to discuss the death of his good friend, revealing that one of the medications Williams was taking to treat his Parkinson’s Disease has suicide as a side effect.
We had previously learned that the Mrs. Doubtfire star was battling the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, however, how much of an impact did the disease have on Williams’ suicide?
Schneider, 50, has been friends with Williams for years following their time on Saturday Night Live. While the Hot Chick actor took to Twitter to mourn the passing of his good friend, he also revealed some information that may shed light on the tragic death.
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!
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 14, 2014
Schneider later added, “The Evil pharmaceutical industry ADMITS TO OVER 100,000 people in the USA DIE A YEAR FROM "PRESCRIPTION" DRUGS!! #RobinWilliams.”
The Grown Ups actor concluded his Twitter rant with a heartfelt tweet about mourning Williams, encouraging others to cherish loved ones while they can.
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
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 17, 2014
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