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Robin Williams has Passed

(1951–2014)

By Robert T. Trate     August 11, 2014
Source: Huffington Post


Robin Williams (1951–2014)
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A great comedian has passed. Robin Williams has passed away by what police believe is an apparent suicide. He was 63 years of age. His exact cause of death was asphyxiation, he had apparently been battling depression.
 
Williams was known for being a comedian and playing comedic parts in both television and film. However, it was his role of a therapist in Goodwill Hunting that one him his first and only Academy Award. He had been nominated three times prior. 
 
He was best known for his roles in Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork & Mindy and Mrs Doubtfire; which currently had rumblings of a sequel getting made. 
 
His wife, Susan Schneider, released this statement to the NY Times: 
"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

We here at Mania loved Robin Williams for many of the roles mentioned above as well as some smaller films. He will forever be remembered as Jack Dundee in The Best of Times. We will also never forget him as Perry in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King. We will leave you with our favorite scene from Dead Poets Society

Mania thoughts and prayers go out to the Williams family and their friends. 

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VioLatorr 8/11/2014 5:25:55 PM

He'll always be the true Pan, my favorite of his roles. And I'll never forget when he won his Oscar for Good Will Hunting. I've never been more proud and happy for an actor to win one of those. RIP Robin. You were not finished making us laugh and moving us emotionally. =T

jppintar326 8/11/2014 5:29:39 PM

Stunned by the news.  Still hasn't sunk in yet even though it is all over the internet and TV.  May he rest in peace.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 8/11/2014 5:32:41 PM

 He's one of the last people I think would do it but we all know comedians usually have the biggest demons. I'm not going to knock what he did. Instead we should celebrate it. He's no longer in pain and not being haunted by his demons anymore. People should be able to go when they chose to go. It's selfish for us to think otherwise.

jimvo99 8/11/2014 5:46:07 PM

He'll always be Popeye to me.

monkeyfoot 8/11/2014 5:49:52 PM

 I literally don't have the words......

VioLatorr 8/11/2014 5:57:16 PM

 JBE-i completely disagree with your sentiments. I think it's selfish to leave your loved ones mourning cuz you can't handle life anymore. Celebrating suicide is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard someone say on here, and that's saying a WHOLE LOT. 

makabriel 8/11/2014 6:07:09 PM

People often do not see the pain that the rest of the family goest through with depression. When seeing the one you love unable to be happy, to exist, hurts you. It is a horrible thing to do, but grief is something that subsides. Living with depression can be a very hard thing. And I believe ,I could be wrong, MJE meant to say to celebrate his life, not the fact that he comitted suicide.

 

RIP Mr Williams.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 8/11/2014 6:09:12 PM

 How? Most people will get over the pain of losing somebody but these people couldn't get over the pain they were suffering. That's why they take their lives. If my depression which is pretty bad at times ever gets so bad that I can never crawl out of the black again after falling in like always then I wouldn't want nobody to stop me from going. It's my choice.

 

We should even have Suicide Parties , albeit with a more uplifting name, where we can gather our loved ones around one last time and enjoy what our last moments with each other. Then when it's time the host can take his life through a drug cocktail or as in this case even asphyxiation. I don't think it's crazy at all. Unless they know what it's like to live with these demons I don't think anybody has the right to talk.

VioLatorr 8/11/2014 6:17:09 PM

JBE-Im sorry to hear you have your own demons and depressions sir. But please don't off yourself or promote it. You'll get through it bro.

samson 8/11/2014 6:18:33 PM

 People who've never suffered from real, lifelong depression, have a hard time understanding it's weight and heft. While I don't agree with suicide, I would never call it a cowardly act. Like overdosing from your pain meds while you're in the end stages of cancer.  It's an escape from a seemingly inescapable pain. 

R.I.P., Robin. You were one of the greats and you will be missed.

Nanoo, nano.

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