Robin Williams spent decades battling addiction to cocaine and alcohol. Williams would sometimes turn his inner battles into the punchlines of his jokes. As brash and funny as his admissions sometimes seemed, they clearly did not tell the full story of his struggles. Wolf Blitzer takes a closer look.
There are plenty of Americans who are struggling with similar issues. Wolf discussed treatment options with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Robin Williams was a fixture on late night talk shows. Johnny, Jay and Dave loved having him on as a guest. AC360 takes a look back at the moments that are keeping us laughing.
Robin Williams always stole the show when he performed at the Comic Relief benefits. Bob Zmuda produced the series of charity specials. He explained to Wolf Blitzer why it was so important to Williams that the money benefitted the homeless.
Robin Williams had the country saying "Nanu Nanu" as Mork from Ork. Most Americans first got to know Robin Williams and his frenetic style of comedy on 'Mork & Mindy.' When it came to landing a role on that show, Morgan Fairchild told Wolf Blitzer that she would have done it for free.
Hollywood is mourning the loss of another legend. Lauren Bacall died at the age of 89. She was best known for her roles in movies like "The Big Sleep and "To Have and Have Not." She was was the first lady of the Rat Pack and the wife of Humphrey Bogart. Wolf Blitzer spoke with Dick Cavett who said Bacall was not tough, but she sounded tough and she could play tough.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to identify the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. His death set off days of violence there, and the community is demanding answers. The police department claims Brown reached for the officer's gun before he was shot. His friend Dorian Johnson was with him, and tells a very different story. Johnson described the police officer whose identity is still being kept private during an interview with Wolf Blitzer that also included attorney Freeman Bosley Jr.
They shared one of television's most iconic scenes as the Fonz and Mork from Ork. Just after learning of his friend Robin Williams' suspected suicide, Henry Winkler wanted to share his memories with AC360. Winkler recalled their time working together and explained his job was to keep a straight face, but admitted that was impossible. He also went on to discuss their years of friendship and "the joy that always twinkled in his eyes."
Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses the link between cardiac disease and depression. He looks back at Robin Williams' own statements about feeling vulnerable following heart surgery.
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