Monday, August 11, 2014

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Dies, 63

Robin Williams was found dead today from an apparent suicide.  The coroner ruled it as death by
asphyxiation.

According to reports, Williams had been suffering from depression as of late.

I don't know about anyone else, but I find this to be immensely tragic.  Yes, people die every day--hell, people even commit suicide every day--but that a man who brought laughter and joy to countless millions could not save some for himself, that is a particularly gut-wrenching irony.

Perhaps when the whole story of his life is revealed, we will see that all along he was a sad clown, but for now we should remember him as a man for the ages.

Truly, Robin Williams was one of the great comedians of our time, and an awful lot of people are appreciative of the first class entertainment he gave to humanity.

1 comment:

Shaw Kenawe said...

By now you've probably heard that his widow revealed Williams was in the beginning stages of Parkinson's disease.

Perhaps it was all too much for him.