Robin Williams Dies At 63

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Entertainment Weekly reports:

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Robin Williams dead at 63 (Entertainment Weekly)

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Cold comfort indeed, but if you’ve never seen the wonderful An Evening With Robin Williams, here it is in full.

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32 thoughts on “Robin Williams Dies At 63

  1. Am i still On this Island

    A huge loss to the world from Mork to a Genie, a radio presenter in Vietnam or a teacher, even a drag queen he always brought something unique to a role a great talent and he will be sadly missed

  2. Corvo

    So sad. A great talent and a great man. He’ll be missed. And to go in such a way. I can’t imagine what his family are going through. RIP

  3. Gorugeen

    Mork calling…. Nanu, nanu.

    Truly gutted I am. A man who made so many smiles and laughs. RIP to a true legend.

  4. Franzis Ferdinand

    So sad…. Mrs Doubtfire for me will be one of the greatest movies of all time. I used to watch that when I was a teenager with my younger siblings and my parents and grand parents, and everyone loved it.
    RIP. Thanks for all the laughs.

  5. Cara

    The Samaritans number is just 116123 – not an ’01’ number. It’s a free number, and is a “European Harmonised European Short Codes (HESC)” which provides a common service of a social value across all member states.

    Also email jo@samaritans.org & text 0872609090.

    Life’s worth talking about.

  6. martco

    its hard to think of any other actor that’s traveled with my household through life so thoroughly and what a range!
    as a child/teen in the 80’s there was Mork and Mindy and Garp….
    watching his standup vid with the lads…
    dating nights out and in like Awakenings, Birdcage, Vietnam…
    a shedload of children’s cinema outings and rainy days from Robots to Mrs Doubtfire…
    my own fave was One Hour Photo, he even did a pretty good “bad guy” in an episode of Law and Order
    thank you Robin Williams

    1. B Bop

      So aptly put Martco…we felt we had such a connection with the great man…very early childhood laughs with Mork&Mindy, the tears through Dead Poets & Good Will, the wit of Good Morning Vietnam, the comfort blanket of Mrs Doubtfire,the darkness of Insomnia & One Hour Photo & the comedic genius of all his interviews & stand ups, yet knowing how he had suffered through addictions -the highs & lows…it feels almost, to the world who admired him has lost a beloved Uncle.

    2. Clampers Outside!

      I’ll second that, and throw in another bad guy of his from ‘Insomnia’. That and One Hr Photo for me were two of his best.

      Thanks for the years of entertainment Mr Williams.

  7. postmanpat

    I always felt sorry for him ever since that episode of Mork and Mindy where he showed up as himself and talked to Mork about his depression. After that downer of an episode I could always see the pain in his face. This is sad news this morning but I’m glad he isn’t suffering anymore.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      The first thing I thought of when I heard the news (this morning) was the ‘joke’ Rorshach told in The Watchmen, here slightly paraphrased:
      I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great comic Robin Williams is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor… I am Robin Williams.” Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.

  8. ESV

    There is something so painful about this, perhaps especially for people who know depression. That it could get him, and get him despite all of the joy he gave to so many people – it feels very bleak. I’m glad to see many people online talking about depression and the need to talk. This would, though, also be a very good time to talk about how difficult it can be to get depression and mental health problems seen to quickly and effectively in Ireland (and elsewhere). Was there any follow up from a mental health professional on the post last month from a young woman who was finding it difficult to get treatment for her severe depression here?

  9. Davey T

    So when I’m lying in my bed
    Thoughts runnin’ through my head
    And I feel that love is dead
    I’m lovin’ angels instead

    -R Williams 1997

  10. Lazlo Panaflex

    Heard on the news today that the script for Mrs. Doubtfire 2 had just be written, but now it will never be made…but its not all good news its important to remember that a man has died

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