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June 22, 2017
Hank later appeared as himself in a 2017 documentary about Ghostbusters titled Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters.
William, who ran a martial arts school in San Diego with his twin, opened up about his brother’s battle with schizoaffective disorder, a chronic mental health condition which is a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. “He experienced hallucinations, delusions, depression, and mania,” William wrote online.
“It is a very severe mental illness that usually requires a lifetime of treatment. It is not well studied, so the treatment is largely an estimation based on schizophrenia and bipolar treatments,” he said, adding that his brother was diagnosed with the disorder in 2008.
Despite the illness, William wrote his brother got “his third and fourth degree black belt in Kempo, bought his own condo, and found the love of his life.” He added that Hank will be remembered by is family, nieces and nephews, close friends, students and his girlfriend.
In addition to honoring Hank’s memory, William said, “It is also very important to me to immediately spread awareness about schizophrenia, bipolar, and suicide prevention.”
William is asking that those who want to help donate to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.