Fighting Parkinson's disease was another battle Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was facing.
As well as sobriety and depression, his widow Susan Schneider revealed he had been diagnosed with the early stages of the degenerative illness.
Now his family hope his plight will encourage others to "seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid."
ITV News reporter Sejal Karia has this report:
Robin Williams' daughter has left social media after receiving abusive messages in the wake of her father's death.
Radio station talkSPORT has apologised after presenter Alan Brazil said he lacked sympathy for actor Robin Williams, who took his own life.
He played a wide range of roles but Robin Williams captured the hearts of millions with his performances.