Have you hear the terrible news that Robin Williams is dead of a suspected suicide? Devastating, I have loved him since Mork and Mindy!
I'm not much of a crier but this really brought a tear to my eye. The first celebrity death in a long time that I never thought I would see. Let us reach out to those we know who are depressed. Not to speak down to them, but just a smile, to tell them they are wonderful in a normal way, or to just make their day. This man left behind a legacy of art, but he left it behind to early.
I have suffered from depression. It is so crippling and do isolating. With access to a lot of resources, I haven't tried to commit suicide since I was in my twenties.
Yes, he left an amazing legacy! Our Robbin was no flash in the pan!
Yes; it is heartbreaking. He just got cancelled on his TV series he tried and I image that had him depressed too. He had so much left in him to give (which is what he lived to do) it is just too bad he could not see it. It is not easy for anyone to age but we all must do it and get through it. I know he was not thinking right; or surely he would not have ended it all this way. He was loved; I hope he knew it.
I remember he had a new show. I believe, his personality is too big for a weekly series. Not at this stage of his career. I don't think that venue was right for him. I'm not saying that is how he felt. That is my opinion. I never saw a film of his, I did not like.
I loved Robin Williams in anything he did. From stand-up to The Crazy Ones, his latest comedy sitcom on CBS.
I am not going to say goodbye right now, just a rest now, Robin. You have earned it.
We will all meet him again one day soon.
What a great guy too! So many memories on screen. Isn't there people that can just be his friend and check on him or just be there for him?
I just discovered the sad and terrible fact that Robin Williams died. That poor man! He was a staple actor throughout my childhood. I watched a few news clips of his death and began to cry. I had no idea that he was depressed; then again I'm the kind of person that doesn't obsess over famous people because their lives are not what's important in my world.
Depression is not a fun place to be. It's not an easy place to be, and if a person who suffers from depression even plays with the thought of suicide it will forever be in their mind. That's a rabbit hole that is hard to escape from and easy to slip back into. Unfortunately it seems that Robin slipped so far into it there was no coming back.
May he rest in peace and may his next life be even better than this one.
Yes, it was quite a shock to me. I too have followed his trail of movies and comedy acts. He got me laughing when he was doing stand up with Whoopie Goldberg and Billy Crystal.
His latest show idea getting cancelled after one season didn't help. Neither did having a heart attack. I will remember the joys he brought us, knowing that the cost of those successful highs brought on many depressing lows.
He brought to our attention many issues of our society and laughed with us through them.
He gave us many cherished memories, and profound thoughts and new ways of expressing ourselves.
His voice as the genie in Aladdin is one of my favorites. I knew it was around here somewhere, off now to watch it in loving memory.
I am deeply shocked. I was watching one of his standup comedies on youtube and then I ventured to one of my thread to be informed that Robin Williams died. Mr. Williams was an artist of unsurpassed genius like Jerry Lewis. These two men are my favorite comedians-they had that rare comic gift. Mr. Williams will be missed, such a beautiful, gifted men. I am crying as I type this.
My heart is broken...
He had a mask that fooled everyone. He touched so many lives, and all speak well of him. He is sorely missed.
Now, his wives may have a different picture. He was ill.
I am still super upset about this.
I went to meditation group on Monday and we sat in remembrance of Robin Williams.
He had attended a few of the other meditation sessions in the past, but I did not introduce myself and I guess this means I never will.
As many people have already said, the world is better due to him and his kindness and genius will be missed.
I wish his family, friends, and him as much peace as I can.
I nearly started crying, he was a big part of my childhood
Yes, 2besure, I've been watching the coverage for a couple hours. It is very sad news. I've loved him, too, since Mork and Mindy. He was a genius comedian and actor. I always looked forward to seeing him on Letterman and Leno. I will miss his talent. I can't think of any performer who will make me laugh out loud like Robin Williams. What a devastating loss.
It's hit me in a strange and personal way as well. Mrs. Doubtfire helped me get through two parental divorces and Good Will Hunting has been a huge inspiration in my life.
How many more celebrities need to die before we as a society say "enough" with the fame machine. I am convinced that almost no one can handle the stresses of fame and power.
It seems like bucket loads of celebrities feel that they have no control over their lives. Look at how many get drunk, crash their car, and end up in rehab. Yes, part of it is brought on by themselves, but all of the paparazzi don't help. Those poor souls can't even go to the grocery store without getting stalked. It's a very sad way to live. Most people think that they are lucky, but I see it as a curse.
He had health. He had family and friends. He had money.
He was a good, kind, decent man that knew he had contributed to the happiness and quality of life of millions of people.
This just so doesn't make sense to me that I am beyond confused.
Apparently he struggled with depression for years and had struggled with alcoholism. He stopped drinking for 20 years, but fell off the wagon. So sad.
It's always the hidden pain that hurts the most.
I heard that earlier this evening. I was horrified! Such a good actor and comedian. My heart goes out to his family and all those that loved him.
They say that most comedians have problems with depression and have a hard time handling it. In any case of suicide it is usually a feeling of sheer and deep loneliness that brings them to the tragedy of despair and ultimately suicide. Do not try to understand why but how in a so called enlightened society / civilisation this despair was not even a glimmer of recognition in friends and family. When you feel that no one cares for you and that there is not one person who can be said to be looking out for you and actually has concern for your wellbeing, the worst kind of lonely despair. No one reaches out with the hand of hope and love then one feels the need to end it all. We have lost the closeness of society past where neighbour knew neighbour and did care for each other, so much so that we are living in the me first society and only me counts, with no concern or consideration for the other person. We can be very sure of many more suicides that beg understanding. The answer is to leave behind the me and begin in earnest to reach out to others in charity, concern, Real Love. I beg all who read this to change from selfishness and stretch out the hand of welcome; the hand of hope and love and help. Be the hands of GOD. Be the Heart of God. Be the Faith of and in Humanity. We will then begin to reduce the incidence of these tragic events. In the meantime pray for Robin Williams and send forgiveness to him. Despair drove him to this moment. With his death let us begin to change society for the better. Jesus said and I quote ---(Love one another as I have loved YOU.) another Quote is ("They will Know YOU are my disciples by your LOVE"). We can bring about this change. LET US DO IT and START NOW.
He was a funny man. I liked the tile he made up, "Men Who Sleep With Chickens & The Women Who Love Them.." Lol! He will be missed.
Almost unbelievable news this morning. Enjoyed all his work since the Mork and Mindy series. He had so much more to offer. It's difficult to believe, so sad.
Sadness, He was a great guy in everything he did. He had the success of a billion dreamers. At least I would think. Maybe you can get so full of life that you've just had enough...
i just read that online..terrible and unfortunate. I had loved his movies.. especially the one in which he and julia roberts are there.. wonderful actor...even in Night at the Museum, his role was great...god bless his soul.
Definitely a great artist gmwilliams. Loved his work. I think we all shall just pray for his soul and ask god to keep him happy wherever he is since he has given joy to millions across the world.
It just goes to show there is more behind the mask. Even the funniest man on earth struggled and suffered in the worst ways that no man or woman deserves.
Depression is a serious issue, not to be taken likely. But it can be helped.
This has hit me more than any celebrity death ever has done. Maybe because it just could have been anyone. I am truly saddened by the death of Robbin Williams and I hope that more awareness can be raised as a result of recent events to help people with depression come to accept it, and not be afraid of speaking. It can be avoided, treated and helped. Please let it be.
u said it amy. Depression is definitely not to be ignored. In fact, I myself am going through crisis at present and am subject to depression. Though I am trying to come out of it through different means..
Even years and years ago, when he'd appear on Carson or Letterman or Leno, he always acted like this huge, bombastic personality. It really seemed like something wasn't right, like he was pushing so hard to be over-the-top funny and couldn't just be himself.
Anyone who ever operated in the public eye in any profession knows how tough it is to be "on" when you aren't feeling it. I can only imagine the pressure of having to be Robin Williams everywhere you go.
I don't know if that pressure had anything to do with it, but I can see it if it did.
Anyway, very sad news no matter the reason. I first remember Mork appearing on Happy Days, somewhat of a "bad guy" as hard as that is to believe.
I really can't imagine there is a single person out there who doesn't love at least one of his movies. How many actors can you say that about?
No one really understands fully what someone else is going through unless they walk in their shoes for awhile. I always believe there is help somewhere when someone feels so hopeless they want to die. What a loss of such a talented man.
I wish he could have told us what happened to him. I wish he had written about all was going through. He could have taught us so much. He was a teacher, after all.
Kathryn, most of us don't understand how someone can end their life. If is incomprehensible, unless you have experience crippling depression yourself. I have, and you just want the pain to stop. It's not logical, but people who suffer with mental illness, often don't see a brighter tomorrow, they only see their past and present pain.
He probably just wanted someone that he could trust, to listen; instead of asking...
If money problems were added atop the heap, like someone said, that was probably the straw... too late to speculate, I guess.
I LOVED Robin Williams so much.
Such sad news. He will be dearly missed but always remembered. My heart goes out to his family.
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