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Robin Williams Dead at 63. (RIP Buddy)

What can I say? The man meant alot to me. He gave me confidence, taught me that it was ok to care about things, made me cry, and holy crap did he make me laugh. He will be missed

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-dead-at...

"Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that his death was a suicide, a rep 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.”

Williams, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting, will reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt in the third installment of Night at the Museum this December. He had recently signed on to reprise his beloved role as Mrs. Doubtfire in a sequel to be directed by Chris Columbus, and was last seen opposite Annette Bening in the indie film The Face of Love. His sitcom The Crazy Ones premiered on CBS last fall, but was not picked up for a second season."

What I will always remember about Robin Williams were those scenes where he was fighting off tears. There was a man who knew pain intimately. Apparently that pain was what got him.

Favorite Robin Williams movies:

Mrs Doubtfire
Dead Poets Society
Good Will Hunting
Jack
Patch Adams
What Dreams May Come
The fisher king

I am going to miss him.

Holy Crap I am just starting to realize how powerful and profound an influence he played in my life. Those scenes, where he exhibited that pain and suffering. The way he dealt with it, pushed through, soldiered on...

I learned how to deal with pain by watching that man act. The more I think about it, the more I realize it.



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To what part of my opinion...

do you object? Any why the name-calling?

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Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

My favorite William's stand up


http://youtu.be/pcnFbCCgTo4

All of the old comedy greats are going and going fast. Three of my top five are now dead; Candy, Pryor, and now Williams.

Thanks!

I forgot that one. Laughing out loud at my desk! Losing Robin and George Carlin just sucks.

And Candy and Pryor as well

All the old greats are going. :( And the noobs coming into the spotlight SUCK!

I have a friend that really enjoys that golf skit...

This one is good too:

R.I.P.

The man was a pig ... not to say he couldn't and didn't change.

On June 4, 1978, Robin Williams married his first wife, Valerie Velardi. Their son Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams was born on April 11, 1983. During Williams's first marriage, he was involved in an extramarital relationship with Michelle Tish Carter, a cocktail waitress whom he met in 1984. She sued him in 1986, claiming that he did not tell her he was infected with the herpes simplex virus before he embarked on a sexual relationship with her in the mid-1980s, during which, she said, he transmitted the virus to her. The case was settled out of court. Williams and Velardi divorced in 1988.

On April 30, 1989, he married Marsha Garces, a Filipino American and Zachary's nanny, who was several months pregnant with his child. They had two children. Garces filed for divorce from Williams, citing irreconcilable differences.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

let he who is without sin

let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

what.

:-|

For a man that gave so much to helping other's think outside their views perhaps you could consider the influence he has had over millions through the films he chose to be in.

This might not get through the narrow confines of the view you described above but most people don't know they have the virus as one in three people have it and most never show the signs. Plus since so many people have it you have to prove that you indeed get it from that particular individual and not another.

A relationship is a two way street. Men and females for centuries have fallen in love and then fallen out of love. Because one doesn't stick the confines of one relationship doesn't make him or her a pig - it may make others weary of wanting to date a serial lover. Perhaps if you considered that it was part of his mental state that he made the poor choices that he did. Or that the impact of fame (most people will never understand) that paved the paths he took.

He is only human. Not a pig. He committed no crime.

If true,

infidelity and giving someone STD ARE crimes. Funny, in this society of idolatry, 'stars' (i.e. famous people) have immunity.

The virus is as common as the

The virus is as common as the flu and you have to prove he intended the infliction knowingly.

State sanctioned marriage maybe - libertarian website remember?

POV

I'll tell you this much and hope you see why I made the comments I did

When you marry you enter into a contract the very soul of personal liberty

when you break that contract by sleeping with someone other then your spouse you have breached liberty and in this day and age I can think of no greater CRIME

I was aware he made the attempt as we all have to make amends and improve but sad to say I think some people confuse actors and their characters.

Alas the man is reborn ~ to trudge thru this experience called life and gain enlightenment to end the suffering once and for all. Unless of course he has finished his journey and rests in the open mind of the universe.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

That contract is between him

That contract is between him and her and NONE of your business.

One shouldn't judge another's path which one doesn't know the full details of a personal relationship that one doesn't and will never have the knowledge of.

In every contract there is a clause to end or leave the contract otherwise IT WOULDN'T BE A CONTRACT and thus it is part of liberty to leave that contract.

Perhaps one should rejoice in what he did well rather than what he not do well.

Exactly

He should have ended and left BEFORE shacking up with another. There was a victim who was injured: his first wife.

Not very appealing, nobody in

Not very appealing, nobody in love waits until a contract has ended.

What injury? What body part?

Really ?

The contract of husband and wife is for every other man that wants to pursue said woman in a romantic relationship ditto for the man.
I want to date you " I can't I'm married " that make that contract between them very much my business dose it not ?

seems like that type of contract would effect almost any other member of the opposite sex you may run into.

terms of the end of this contract ( till death do us part )

but enough of this I am moving on - thank you for the dialog

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Exactly - a marriage contract

Exactly - a marriage contract is a voluntary ceremony.

This

was definitely a CIA-induced "suicide" because he knew too much and was planning to expose the New World Order.

Sorry guys. Not fallin for this one.

We will have to wait for the

We will have to wait for the details, this could be a legit suicide- not everything is a Conspiracy. That being said, look up Hunter Thompson's death. He actually said he would be "Suicided" by the government and was working on a political piece on 911.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

You are very astute,

You are very astute, sir.

Although, you've got the details wrong.

Mork went back to Ork. The reptilians were fed up, he was exposing too much. Orson had seen enough so they pulled the plug on the entire operation.

The media will lie and call this a suicide, but we know the truth... the truth is only facts smothered in underwear!!!

Nanu Nanu

Was it the CIA...

or Tony Stewart?

about time someone mentions the obvious

delusion.

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Why? (times 50)

There are no words for this. Sad.

Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide
3:53 PM PST 08/11/2014

According to police in Marin County, Calif., Williams was found "unconscious and not breathing" just before noon Monday inside his home in Tiburon, Calif., following a 911 phone call. He was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. after emergency personnel arrived. They added that the actor was last seen alive at 10 p.m. Sunday.

An investigation into the cause of the death is underway, but "the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia." A forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday, along with a press conference that will be held at 11 a.m. in San Rafael, Calif.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robin-williams-dies-su...

Robin's acting in both comedy and drama

has been enjoyed by two generations in our house. I loved him in the Bird Cage and Good Morning Vietnam and my son loved Mork & Mindy. He played a man whose family was murdered on the TV show Law and Order that was so emotional, I remember thinking he should get an Emmy. My uncle had a ranch just outside of Sausalito and after he died Robin bought it. I often thought about going to visit, just to see if he liked the house, but never did. I thought it the perfect place for someone like him to get away from "Hollywood". It may sound silly to some but, I really will miss him.

Very Sad Day.

Favorite flick of his was "Moscow on the Hudson". My condolences to his family.

Mine was "Hook"

I really enjoy that film; a story about Peter Banning (played by Robin Williams) who is a corporate lawyer and specializes in M&A (mergers and acquisitions), goes to England, meets Tinkerbell (played by Julia Roberts), learns he is really Peter Pan and fights Captain Hook (played by Dustin Hoffman) to rescue his kidnapped children.

What appealed to me is the Banning character comes to realize how important his children are to him and his role as a father, especially since he himself was abandoned as an orphan.

Good Morning Vietnam and

Good Morning Vietnam and Patch Adams for me the best ...and Pam Dawber ....nanu nanu ;)

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Just saw this comment on Reddit.

My favorite Robin Williams moment: He was asked by a reporter what he said to aspiring comedians who asked him if they should be a comedian.
He flatly said, "I tell them no. Don't do it."
When asked why he would say such a thing he replied; "If they have the drive to make it; they're not going to give a fuck about what I say. And if someone quits because I say that; then they were't going to make it anyway. I just saved that person from wasting their time."

This boggles the mind, doesn't it?

Why was Robin Williams so depressed, that he chose to end his life? He was rich and successful, and in a happy marriage, apparently. Rest in peace, brother.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Only He Knew What Drove Him Over The Edge

A similar situation occurred in February of this year with the suicide of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. These people lose hope for some reason.

Fame, money, power, etc. and all the material things achieved in this world cannot satiate their hunger for the intangible thing they seek but are unable to find that will extinguish a sadness or forgive a guilt.