Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' at News of Robin Williams's Parkinson's

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Michael J. Fox says he was "stunned" to learn of Robin Williams's Parkinson's diagnosis, and added that Williams—long before being diagnosed—had been a dedicated supporter of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

"Stunned to learn Robin had PD," tweeted Fox, who famously went public with his own Parkinson's battle in 1998. "Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace."

Williams indeed had been a longtime supporter of his friend's Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, dedicated to finding a cure for the degenerative disease, which attacks the central nervous system.

The comedian had performed in the past at the foundation's star-studded A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Cure Parkinson's annual galas.

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I just can't imagine ever not feeling sad about this. [E!]

Comedian (and sometime Jezebel contributor) Jamie Kilstein also shared a really beautiful story about Williams's warmth and generosity. [Us]


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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reportedly issued an "ultimatum" to daughter Tallulah, insisting that she enter a rehab facility.

"Tallulah was pretty much given an ultimatum," a family insider tells PEOPLE in the magazine's new issue. "Her parents were about to take away everything from her."

Amid reports that the youngest daughter of Demi Moore andBruce Willis is in rehab, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE that the 20-year-old is getting help. Her troubles go back years: A source says she was "adversely affected" by her parents' divorce in 2000 and a former high school classmate says her mother's hospitalization and subsequent rehab stint in 2012 also weighed heavily on her.

"When Demi was hospitalized, Tallulah didn't show up to school for days because she was too embarrassed," the classmate says. "She was very open about Demi's issues and would sort of imply, 'Of course I have issues too, look at my mom.' "

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Best of luck to her. [People]


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DISCUSSION

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My own father was diagnosed with Parkinson's about a year ago, and just recently he was telling me that the diagnosis actually gave him a new appreciation for life. I don't know if it's because he happens to look a lot like RW, is close to the same age, or if it's because I cried on and off watching Hook last night (by the way, Peter's transformation and relationship with his kids ALSO makes me think of my Dad), but reading about this earlier today sent another wave of grief through me.
I wish I could hug Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt, Robin Williams and my father all at the same time.