Aug‎ ‎11‎, ‎2014
 
 

Robin Williams Found Dead in Possible Suicide

By Variety Staff

Veteran film and television comedic actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday. He was 63.

The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, Calif. He was found in his home.

His publicist said the actor had been battling depression of late.

“This is a tragic and sudden loss,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Williams is best known for both comedic and dramatic roles in movies including Good Will Hunting, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor in 1997. In addition, he won several Emmys, Golden Globes.

Williams’ film career was bookended by TV roles including his breakout role on the ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy in 1978. He returned to TV on CBS last season, The Crazy Ones.

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Very sad! I hope his death doesn't become another Hollywood tabloid spectacle. I imagine he was being treated, but sometimes antidepressants have the opposite reaction.

I never seen the man say one serious sentence or anything that made any sense. If you go back & look at any interview he ever gave, they were full of senseless, mindless, chatter/jabber.

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:

I never seen the man say one serious sentence or anything that made any sense. If you go back & look at any interview he ever gave, they were full of senseless, mindless, chatter/jabber.

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Well at least you never heard him say "I seen."

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:

I never seen the man say one serious sentence or anything that made any sense. If you go back & look at any interview he ever gave, they were full of senseless, mindless, chatter/jabber.

 

 Can count on you to look for something negative to say about someone's misgivings.

 

 Sorry Semi, I don't mean to "pick on you", but this just begs for a retort.

 

He could be serious, I've seen interviews where he was very serious. One thing about a person like him, a lot of people would watch him to get out of a bad mood and laugh, and didn't want him to be serious. Does that make sense? Too, some people had rather laugh at life, and that's another thing I think he tried to do, see the humor in everything, and yes, sometimes he did go over the top with it. It's sad, I hate that he's gone. He could be silly and he could be funny when he was subdued, not doing over the top stuff, and he could be sad too. I didn't care for his "serious" dark roles.

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:

I never seen the man say one serious sentence or anything that made any sense. If you go back & look at any interview he ever gave, they were full of senseless, mindless, chatter/jabber.

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Originally Posted by unclegus:

 Can count on you to look for something negative to say about someone's misgivings.

 Sorry Semi, I don't mean to "pick on you", but this just begs for a retort.

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I'm surprised to be labeled as someone that can " be counted on to look for something negative to say about someone's misgivings". I can show you plenty of post in which I have had positive things to say about others, even you, because I like you.  But that's OK because you are entitled to your opinion, just as I am. You liked him, I didn't.....simple as that.

But I did like him in Mork & Mindy. (See, I'm not all bad. j/k..... )

I think it's sad that he walked into his bedroom, ended his life (especially in the way he did) so his wife or one of his daughter's could find his body. Was he showing love/concern for his family at the end?

 

They showed interviews on the Today Show this morning of Williams. Not one of them was serious. He would be ask a serious question & the interviewer would never get a serious answer. Just a bunch of jumping up & down, hopping around in his chair, screaming, etc. I realize his job was to be funny but even a comedian can answer a serious question.

Those people that are speaking of Williams & his addictions on TV last night & today, are they looking for something negative to say about his misgivings or are they simply giving their opinion?

As I look back on the posts in this thread, yours is the only one I see speak negative about him.  That is the easy thing to do, but when a person is no longer with us, we somehow need to look for something nice to say about that person.

 He was an actor, he was paid to if for just a minute, let us  forget about the serious issues and smile.

 As for myself having to deal with the suicide of a loved one, yes it is the most selfish act a person can do, but regardless of that fact it is important that we reach down to the bottom of our hearts and be on a positive note. I can assure you that when a person commits suicide it is not always to prove a point or get back at someone, sometimes the pain is just to much to handle and this is the result.

 I cannot help who you are, but I am compelled to call anyone out under this circumstance.  It would be a very boring world if we were all serious about everything all the time. robin Williams was a very serious person, just look at what he became, that does not happen by chance and luck.

 RIP 

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Originally Posted by direstraits:

Hate to lose him.  too many comedians have a sadness at their base.

Yes, a lot of times a comedian cover up their problems by making people laugh. Robbin was great but depression is very hard to kick,, so sad that he had to leave this world this way when he made so many people laugh.

He had a depth to him. His work in Good Will Hunting was stellar. Dead Poets Society was, arguably, his greatest achievement. His loss will leave a void in the American culture.

Originally Posted by unclegus:

As I look back on the posts in this thread, yours is the only one I see speak negative about him.  That is the easy thing to do, but when a person is no longer with us, we somehow need to look for something nice to say about that person.

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I did say something nice, I said I liked him in Mork & Mindy. Of course, back then I was young & immature.

Speaking negative about someone is not easy. People will slam you for being honest. You would think I broke the 11th commandment just because I didn't find him brilliantly funny, & because I'm not crying over a terrible tragedy. 

Both his mother and father passed away before him. Laura McLaurin, his mother, died in 2001. Robert Fitzgerald Williams, who was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company in charge of its Midwest region, died in 1987.

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From an interview with his mom:

 

“I feel Robin was put on Earth to make us laugh. You know, at the Yale Drama School, I’m told they use Robin and Steve Martin as perfect examples of the fool in a king`s court. The fool has to be brilliant, well-informed and able to make the king laugh without getting his head chopped off. That’s Robin.” Robin’s mother said her son regularly made her laugh, calling her up and impersonating others.

“He`s very good at voices, you know. He can do a little child very well. Sometimes, I`ll be rushing to get out of the house, and I`ll get this call (little girl`s voice): `Hello, this is Candy. My mommy isn`t home. Can I come over and play with you?` And I get very impatient; he still can fool me. He also has a key to my house, and sometimes I`ll call, and he`ll answer the phone and impersonate the help, telling me that Mrs. Williams has moved away.”

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Originally Posted by Bestworking:
 You know, at the Yale Drama School, I’m told they use Robin and Steve Martin as perfect examples of the fool in a king`s court.
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Love Steve Martin.

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