"Meaningful" Emmy awards tribute planned for Robin Williams

The producer of this month's Emmy Awards says Robin Williams will receive a "meaningful'' remembrance during the ceremony.

Producer Don Mischer says plans for the ceremony's traditional "in memoriam'' sequence are under discussion.

He said in a statement Thursday that Emmy organizers are still coming to terms with Williams' death, but they intend to give him the tribute he deserves.

Williams was found dead Monday in his home in Northern California's Marin County. Officials say he committed suicide.

Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said Thursday that Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he died.

He had not made the diagnosis public.

Williams was also struggling with depression and anxiety.

The Emmy Awards will be broadcast Aug. 25 on NBC.

 

Photo credit: www.thewrap.com

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