Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

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AlkalineState wrote:

Very sad. He was an American Institution. RIP, Robin Williams. Prayers to family and friends.

Aug 11, 2014 7:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlifTrevathan wrote:

Oh my God. I can’t believe it. Such an incredibly talented and hilarious actor. R.I.P Robin, I hope that in death you find peace.

Aug 11, 2014 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

We have an urgent global need to use all the technology we have to create drugs which produce the euphoria of the dangerous ones, without the side effects. It’s irresponsible not to!

RIP Robin and hugs to everyone.

Aug 11, 2014 7:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

He was a very talented actor & will be greatly missed by his fans.

Aug 11, 2014 7:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
doug123 wrote:

I think it is ashamed that people like this have to take their own life. he will be missed.

Aug 11, 2014 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
u_nika_t wrote:

Very talented actor…great loss RIP Robin [*]

Aug 11, 2014 7:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ptully88 wrote:

RIP Robin, the world has lost one of its greats.

Aug 11, 2014 7:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:

I am so saddened by this. May you rest in peace, Robin.

Aug 11, 2014 7:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
toady wrote:

There is no cure for depression.
How are we to think there is a cure for Ebola?
Robin Williams will be missed.

Aug 11, 2014 7:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

We lost a national treasure today. He will be sorely missed. RIP, Robin. I’m sorry our world couldn’t keep you here.

Aug 11, 2014 8:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Waldofreud wrote:

The final middle finger to everyone who loved him.

Aug 11, 2014 8:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IanPaisley wrote:

Further proof that Rehab Kills. He was “clean & sober”. No wonder he was “suffering from depression’.

Aug 11, 2014 8:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KevinStowell wrote:

Looks like someone had a little trouble growing up.

Aug 11, 2014 8:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mjk67 wrote:

Slightly poor taste on that choice of photo.

Aug 11, 2014 8:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
39520219 wrote:

I am so sorry to hear about Robin. The scourge of drugs and alcohol is destroying our society one life at a time. When will we learn that happiness does not come from a bottle, a joint, a needle, or a line? Robin gave me many laughs. He was incredibly talented, yet must have been greatly troubled.

Aug 11, 2014 8:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
imCATATONIC wrote:

And another tortured soul will be sorely missed by those of us who witnessed his talent. Not the first by far and sadly not the last either.

Aug 11, 2014 8:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Robin Williams was a highly intelligent person and I am sure he knew exactly what he was doing. No reason whatsoever why folk shouldn’t live and die as they please and not according to some pre-imposed social model.
The point of life is not how long you live but how you live.
Nor do I believe that tarnishing people with nonexistent illnesses such as depression does much good except to the bank balances of psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companiers.
It’s only natural to feel sad, especially for someone special who brought so much laughter and entertainment. But you can’t direct your emotions at someone who isn’t there.
The death of Robin Williams was not an event for him. None of us will ever witness our own deaths. What we call death just isn’t an event for the person who dies since he would have to be alive to witness it.
And this is a first step towards justifying suicide.

Aug 11, 2014 9:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
doreengaydoon wrote:

Well robin lost relevancy over the years, and let his politico perhaps crowd too much into his life. lesson for all. Entertainers and sports figures are NEVER role models we should point our children too. Too liberal, and too irresponsible with their own lives. That they can hose their disasters down with money, at best, misleads the youth of today. It is unfortunate that all robin’s money could not buy him peace. Perhaps if he had done more to spread his wealth around as dear leader suggests.

Aug 11, 2014 12:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
doreengaydoon wrote:

Looks pretty haggard for 63. must have been all the drugs and lifelong avoidance of reality. Will not miss his ultraliberal soapbox.

Aug 11, 2014 12:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

“It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.” ~ Robin Williams (Parry, ‘The Fisher King’)

Thank you, Robin, for bringing us so much laughter by playing ‘the fool’. And thank you for recognizing our thirst for humor, and always providing us your uniquely ‘drink of water’ to satisfy the thirst. Rest in peace.

Aug 11, 2014 12:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
everyone wrote:

how the mighty have fallen….

rest in peace dear one.

Aug 11, 2014 12:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

“… It is unfortunate that all robin’s money could not buy him peace. Perhaps if he had done more to spread his wealth around as dear leader suggests.”
… Will not miss his ultraliberal soapbox.

Wow, get some help.

Aug 11, 2014 12:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

“You’re only given a little spark of madness.
You mustn’t lose it.” ~Robin Williams

Aug 12, 2014 1:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
radiomankc wrote:

Robin Williams has died…reportedly of suicide. I take his passing PERSONALLY and a great loss to my own life! Robin’s wit and roles were very important to me and I have not lost them, even if I have lost HIM.

I’m so sad that a man whose performances brought so much enlightenment and joy to millions wasn’t able to apparently deal with his personal life. Of all the actors on stage, he was among those I loved and admired and related to.

This so sucks. So sad someone wasn’t close to him to fix whatever troubled him. Sadly, complex and creative men like him are so likely to have trouble.

Aug 12, 2014 1:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse


The Peoples of the World grieve the loss of Robin Williams: the Mork who made childhood TV-viewing fun and memorable; the Adrian Croanuer who made mornings goo-ooo-ooo-d and peaceable for the battle-worn troops in Indochina; His Majesty “Parry”, whose knight-in-a-special-quest self crooned about his love for New York in June; and THAT FACE, whose signature warm smile and optimistic blue-grey eyes won our hearts every time.

Such a shame we could not reciprocate the favour of giving you joy. But thank you. From. The. Bottom. Of. Our. Hearts.

Aug 12, 2014 2:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hatter wrote:

This is Mork from Ork signing off from Boulder, Colorado. Nanu, Nanu!

Aug 12, 2014 3:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse

It was such a shock to learn of the death of one of the funniest men on earth. To remember him by, we have made a tribute memorial in his honor. The countless times he made us laugh and the joy he gave to millions of people will always be cherished and remembered. May you rest in peace, Mork, Peter Pan, Mrs. Doubtfire, Alan Parish, Patch Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, Popeye, Genie and many more. Thank you for the laughs. View the tribute memorial here:

Aug 12, 2014 3:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jayveritas wrote:

August is a mysterious thief. It takes the lives of our tired, of those who can’t make it to the other side, to when life starts over again in the crisp of fall. R.I.P. Robin

Aug 12, 2014 6:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NLT wrote:

Rest in Peace. You gave so much joy to so many people. There will always be those who choose to judge but fine tuning your sobriety could have been the answer. I’m so sorry that it wasn’t. I can’t imagine being as famous as you and having to walk the anonymous path. It must have been very difficult. You will be sorely missed.

Aug 12, 2014 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NogginAbroad wrote:

How ironic a message in the last photo of Williams, posted to Instagram: Robin Williams, smiling, with “a monkey on his back”. The monkey is smiling, too…..

Aug 12, 2014 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BigR13 wrote:

Drug addiction claims another life. I wish people would wake up about it. Whenever you here about someone die from now on listen for drug or alcohol being involved. It will shock you. RIP Robin

Aug 12, 2014 12:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BigR13 wrote:

Drug addiction claims another life. I wish people would wake up about it. Whenever you here about someone die from now on listen for drug or alcohol being involved. It will shock you. RIP Robin

Aug 12, 2014 12:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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