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Rob Schneider Blames "Evil Pharmaceutical Industry" for Robin Williams' Tragic Death

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Mike Vulpo, eonline
Tue Aug 19, 2:11 AM UTC

Rob Schneider is speaking out about Robin Williams and has a theory as to what could have caused his tragic death .

The 50-year-old actor, who met Williams on Saturday Night Live, believes a Parkinson's drug could have played a role in his friend's passing.

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

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

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According to the Marin County Sheriff's Department, Williams died from asphyxia due to hanging. The comedy legend was 63.

His wife, Susan Schneider, later revealed the actor was battling early stages of Parkinson's Disease before his passing.

Regardless of Williams' physical and mental health, Schneider will always remember Williams for his talent and charisma.

"If you were ever so lucky as to see Robin Williams live…You have a story to tell your Grand Kids!" he Tweeted . "#RobinWilliams was our Elvis!"

He added , "Just thank and hug the ones you love and who have touched your lives! Thx4ever #RobinWilliams."

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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