Sad News about Robin Williams

Robin Williams: Dead at 63

The death of Robin Williams has made me very sad. Such a terrific talent that I first got hooked on when I watched Mork & Mindy. And his role in Good Will Hunting was superb, as was Mrs. Doubtfire and his ability to be quick on the draw and serious as well.  Since depression runs in my family and I have experienced deep depression, I can understand how someone can consider suicide. I am not sure if Phillip Seymour’s death in February was accidental or an overdose, but Robin Williams sounds like suicide, based on the news.

We live in a society that is so geared to success, that stars like Williams may base their happiness or unhappiness on whether or not their fans still love him. Once, when I was in NYC in my car, I stopped because someone was crossing the street in front of me and it was Robin Williams taking a run near Central Park. I rolled down my window and said, “Hello, Robin Williams.” He gave me one of his funny looks and kept on running.

I will miss his crazy antics, his roles as both a funny man and a dedicated actor. Today is a sad day for me.


2 Responses to “Sad News about Robin Williams”

  1. Mary-Lou Meyers says:

    I am sad too concerning Robin William’s unfortunate Death. Perhaps he should have taken
    an extended holiday somewhere where he is not known, and can be accepted only as another
    human being trying to find “peace.”

    The problem with actors, both serious and comedic, they are always putting on a show,
    versus letting people know, you have an “on” and “off” switch. We count on their performance,
    never thinking what it takes to be fully human and not faking it. There is no way we can survive
    without allowing someone in our world who really understands who we are..

  2. Paula says:

    Many of us are sad. He was a talented man. I met him outside of the theater when he came bouncing out of the stage door of Seven Hundred Sundays, where Billy Crystal was doing his one man show.
    People yelled, “Give me your autograph.” He said, “I don’t do autographs, but I will give you a hug.”
    He gave hugs to some people, and I hesitantly moved forward. By the time I decided to do that,
    Robin Williams said. “I have to go.”, and he “bounced” across the street. I still have the picture of him
    in a tan/brown tweed suit from that day. I was looking forward to his performance in Mrs. Doubtfire II.

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