1951-2014 R.I.P. Funny man
|Depron Daz||12/08/2014 20:25:58|
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You've probably heard about the sad passing of the comedy actor Robin Williams. It is suspected (awaits post mortem at time of posting) that he decided to take his own life due to heavy depression.
I heard this on my way to work this morning, and was actually deeply saddened by it. I have loved the guy since first seeing him in the US sitcom Mork and Mindy (Nah-noo nah-noo) back in the late 70's. Robin appeared as Mork in an episode of Happy Days when he tried to abduct Richie, but was foiled by The Fonz, and so the series Mork & Mindy spun off from that.
He has had many box office hit films, like Good Morning Vietnam, the lovely Mrs Doubtfire (of which he was about to start filming part 2 next year) Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Night at the museum (x3), Good Will Hunting, Happy Feet, the list goes on and is almost endless.
He had suffered depression for a long time, and as a sufferer myself sometimes quite heavy, I can see why some decide to end their dark days too soon. For whatever reason he had, I'm sure that he didn't act selfishly. For a man who's life job was to make other people happy and smile, he carried a very dark secret.
I would just like to say that if you suffer from depression, or know someone who does, help is out there. Please don't suffer in silence.
Robin Williams, 1951-2014. R.I.P. funny man. You made me laugh thousands of times. God be with you my friend.
|Tony Bennett||12/08/2014 20:29:39|
5081 forum posts
fully agree with you sir.
and understand being a fellow sufferer.
he will be missed.
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Daughter and I were just talking about the death of RW?..
There is a thin fine line separating genious and tragedy. He was in great company in that fact, Spike Milligan, Tony Hancock, Charlie Chaplin to name a few.
God bless him
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||12/08/2014 20:58:08|
2993 forum posts
R.I.P. .... Good Will Hunting....for all time.
|john stones 1||12/08/2014 20:59:58|
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Very talented man and by all accounts a very good human being.
|Terry Walters||12/08/2014 21:34:41|
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Loved his stuff! Will miss him - a very funny man! Sad....
|pete taylor||12/08/2014 21:56:43|
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|"I would just like to say that if you suffer from depression, or know someone who does, help is out there. Please don't suffer in silence.|
Robin Williams, 1951-2014. R.I.P. funny man. You made me laugh thousands of times. God be with you my friend."
I couldn't agree with you more Daz...if the loss of such an outstanding talent raises awareness of and reduces the stigma attached to mental illness, then there will be yet another glittering achievement to add to Robin's career.
May you be at peace at last Robin, thank you and may God bless you.
Edited By pete taylor on 12/08/2014 22:00:07
|Depron Daz||12/08/2014 22:36:26|
760 forum posts
Nice one Pete.
Just watched one of his comedy shows, Weapon of self destruction. I won't link it as it has adult content, but that was a most enjoyable 90 minutes
Edited By Budgie Daz on 12/08/2014 22:39:28
|Colin Leighfield||12/08/2014 23:03:09|
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Well said Daz. Hearing this today made me feel very sad.
|Concorde Speedbird||12/08/2014 23:18:33|
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He helped make my childhood a happier place, I loved watching Flubber as well as all the other films. I've been watching his stand up, such a brilliant comedian.
Very sad, my condolences to his family.
|Lindsay Todd||12/08/2014 23:28:39|
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Patch Adams was a superb film and in so many ways tragic given today's sad news. He now at least has found peace I hope sat amongst his comic genius colleagues and friends. Depression is far more common and most of us at sometime in our lives probably get affected directly or indirectly. Events such as this make you realize you are not alone and that's a good thing. Rest in peace RW. Linds
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