I never met him/or knew him, but when I heard that Robin Williams committed suicide, my eyes started to tear up. I was hoping it was a hoax, but sadly the news is true. There have been many times when I've had a tough time going, I'd watch a Robin movie and it would make me feel better. He had the power of laughter. Patch Adams, Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladin... so many movies that made you laugh.
He also had the talent of making you think and feel, even sadness. One of the first serious movies he did 'What Dreams May Come.' He didn't get a lot of attention for it, but he was awesome in it. It showed a different side to Robin. From there he could do just about anything he put his mind and talent too. But overall he will be rememebered for the art of laughter that he perfected to share w/ many. It's tragic that same laughter couldn't stop his demons.
It's SO SAD & FRUSTRATING for such a talented person, and one that loved to make others laugh couldn't find another way then just end it. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family and friends. R.I.P Robin! Thank you for the laughs.
Here's an early memory of an intro to Robin for me. Remember this?
Robin's stand up 'Weapons of Self Destruction' ( Strong Language Heads up)