Here’s where we first met you. We knew then what a rare talent you were. I hope that you are now in that world of What Dreams May Come.
When I first heard Robin had died of asphyxiation I knew what “happened” but also that there was probably a new development to his “conditions” that have never been secret. Today his wife released he was diagnosed as in the early stages of Alzheimer and that explains how he seemed off in recent interviews. I personally don’t like that RIP sentiment and Robin is one who surely would prefer having FUN to resting.
I think his wife said he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s. It would certainly have magnified his depression.
as for where Robin is now,,,, the truth “probably” is (from a position of some insight”) the moment after the completion of his action,,,, his soul said to itself,, “MISTAKE”,,, kind of what Bozos said to itself as the ladder kick from under his feet,,, fortunately only about 3 feet off ground,, still activating a previous condition,,,,, pain….. OH yeah same day,,,, guess maybe should of listened to the conversation and the Hot Spot numbers in the hour or 2 before hand,,,, had myself all bummed out for not reading the delusional sign (noon) from out the back door….. 7 secrets of what,,,,,, address,, jersey,, year,,, date in triplicate,,,, oh yeah…. ouch….. but for Robin,, yeah whenever meeting a gal by that name ask her if her last name is not Banks,,, yeah Robin,,, proof not all sympathic souls are totally inlightened….
Sad news indeed,but as you know Trish I’m a big fan of “the Six Degrees of Separation” theory and I found it bizarre seeing a Kerry O’Brien,a guy I was talking to and having a laugh with about me getting the ex-prime-minster of Australia to sign Kerry’s good friend’s book Sunday fortnight ago at the BBWF and then seeing Kerry interviewing Robin Williams about his cocaine and alcohol abuse in a clip from this news site’s video at the 2:15 minute mark.
You can see the post I wrote about meeting Kerry here -
Very bizarre, Daz. I think I saw that post, but will take a look again and also check out that other link. It’s sad when someone who lights up the world with laughter suddenly departs.
I can’t believe he’s gone. Robin was a brilliant comedic genius, literally the funniest person in the world. The Survivors is my all-time favorite Williams movie, not to mention my favorite comedy film of all time. I’ve watched it countless hundreds of times since I was a kid, LMAO because Robin is absolutely hysterical as Quinelle. For some reason, I’ve always found the ending oddly sentimental, due to Donald and Sonny’s poignant exchange in the final scene, and the maudlin strains of music, which sometimes has brought me to tears despite the hilarity of the film. I know that effect will be amplified now that Robin is truly gone, but his laughter will always continue to brighten the world.
Rest in peace, Robin. We miss you and will always love you!
Uh-oh. I never saw that movie, Dale! Onto our netflix list it goes, along with every other movie he ever did.
It’s one of his more obscure movies, premiered in 1983 to critical & financial box-office disappointment, although widely considered now to be an underground cult classic due in no small part to Williams’ manic rants and eminently quotable one-liners. The political references are obviously dated, but the movie’s brilliant (some say disjointed) screenplay and characters make it a truly memorable comedy. Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, and Jerry Reed are flawlessly cast in their respective roles; their interplay is downright hysterical. It really must be viewed multiple times to be fully appreciated for the nuanced character moments, reactions, background jokes, etc.
Thanks for the clarification! You’re a treasure trove of info, Dale.
I am rather torn up over his death, not sure exactly why, but I will miss him terribly. Just having him in the world made it a better place. RIP, dear Robin.
Same here, DJan. And you’re so right about him just being here did make the world a better place.
Someone on facebook posted this, and I thought it very creepy. He will be missed.
If true, that’s a bizarre – and yeah, creepy – synchro.
To me Robin Williams was a great teacher for our time, teaching compassion with humor, tolerance, rebellion against mindless authority, and the healing possible with simple human kindness. I’m annoyed by all the talk about his being “bi polar” and depression meds, etc. He was a great artist and a great soul, and people like that have a broad spectrum from which they draw their art, and their empathy. You’ll be so missed, Robin.
He was a great teacher for our time and for all the reasons you mention. At the gym this morning, one of the TVs had a talk show on with shrinks and experts on depression. It got tiresome.
Definitely a rare talent – known worldwide. RIP
He was a talented, giving, creative, tortured soul. RIP