On top of his TV comedy series being cancelled, being forced to do crap like Merry Friggin’ Christmas, the ever-present Black Dog affliction and a recent back-to-square-one visit to the Hazelden rehab facility in Minnesota, poor Robin Williams was also “in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease at the time of his death,” according to his wife Susan Schneider in a statement. Wow…the poor guy. Oh, wait, what am I thinking? HE commenters have explained that career troubles or triumphs mean absolutely nothing to depression sufferers and that I should just shut the fuck up. I know next to nothing about current treatments for Parkinson’s but I gather that sufferers are not necessarily condemned to states of Katharine Hepburn-like trembling. At the very least it can modified to some extent. Schneider’s statement that “Robin’s sobriety was intact” might seem at odds with his recent rehab stint, but she probably meant that he was sober post-Hezelden.