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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Great actor, special talent, with a heart of gold. However...

    Robin had a long history of depression and drug abuse. Also he was having money problems due to expensive divorces and other issues. Apparently relapsed recently after 20 years of sobriety too.

    Source--my wife.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Not knowing the reason (though a publicist apparently said he was battling severe depression lately), I am guessing he ended it for a similar reason to Hunter S. Thompson...he just had no great interest in growing old.

    Robin Williams dead at 63 | Inside Movies | EW.com

    My experience has been that smart people that like to party (like the above two) despise growing old...the removal of fun, youth and physical freedom is just too depressing.

    But, that is just a guess obviously.


    Either way, to me, he personified 'comedic brilliance'. His IQ must have been huge. And he seemed like a very decent guy.

    I hope he is happier now.

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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

    Wow! Didn't expect to be reading this today.

    The guy was a riot and managed to have a pretty long career by Hollywood standards. Sorry to hear that he's gone.

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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Just saw this a couple of minutes ago.

    I'm stunned, quite frankly. The guy's been such a constant entertainment industry fixture over the years that I never imagined something like this could happen to him.
    I'm saddened by it, but really not surprised. It seems that oftentimes, really good comedians also have a really serious problem with depression in their real lives. It's almost as if their personal life and public life are two extreme sides of the same coin, and I figure that's why we often seem to see so many gifted comedians who are drug addicts. They are probably trying to self-medicate the cause of their pain. Williams was one of the finest in his class, if not THE finest. So very sad to see him go.
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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

    This just broke my heart.

    Another one lost to a fire a little too bright. Hope you're cracking wise in the great beyond, Mr. Williams. Wish there was more we could have done for you here on this little rock. Adios.

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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Very sad. My personal favorite role of his was as the voice of the Genie in Aladdin.
    I didn't know that! I've watched that movie with my grandkids! R.I.P. Robin Williams.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    Its hard to exaggerate about Robin Williams. One of the few people that "genius" applies. He could make you laugh till you cried while talking about nothing at all.
    He could go from comedy to serious roles and do both quite well. He always reminded me of Tom Hanks in range. Go from super silly to dramatic . His dramatic roles were impressive -Good Will Hunting, Awakenings, Garp...

    I have fond memories seeing Robin Williams at the Boarding House in San Francisco on several occasions. They would card us, we would show our underage ID and they would flag us in. .He had all ranges of funny...his imitations, his physical comedy, his stories, and his downright nasty filthy potty humor. I swear - his filthy humor could make Eddie Murphy blush.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    My all time favorite scene. Rather ironic that in it he plays a shrink.



    And just because it was such a great film...

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    Re: Robin Williams DEAD, Comedian, Actor

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I liked Robin Williams. OP should have made this an RIP thread.
    There are two separate threads going on this tragedy. Can they be combined?

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    What a huge loss. Robin Williams was genius when it came to comedy and acting. He will be missed.

    Isn't it ironic that so many comedians suffer from depression?
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