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zraver
12 Aug 14,, 01:24
Say hi to Ernst Hemingway and Tony Scott for us now that you're in the senior section of Club 27.

1980s
12 Aug 14,, 01:29
Saw my first movie of his at the cinema back in the early years of the 90s.

RIP.

citanon
12 Aug 14,, 02:06
Very sad rip.

Pedicabby
12 Aug 14,, 02:09
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rip

cataphract
12 Aug 14,, 02:12
RIP. Funniest guy I knew as a kid from Aladdin, Flubber and Jumanji. Funniest guy I knew as an adult watching standup. Pretty much the funniest guy all around.

S2
12 Aug 14,, 02:19
Stream-of-consciousness comedic brilliance. Robin Williams live At The Met is must-see tubing.

Stitch
12 Aug 14,, 02:39
Stream-of-consciousness comedic brilliance. Robin Williams live At The Met is must-see tubing.

Best live comedic performance ever (closely followed by Eddie Murphy's Delirious).

DOR
12 Aug 14,, 02:46
Say hi to Ernst Hemingway and Tony Scott for us now that you're in the senior section of Club 27.

He'll be in the section with Douglas Adams and George Carlin. Way, way out on the fringe.

It always hurts to lose the funny ones.

RIP

DonBelt
12 Aug 14,, 02:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QD9QAAEfQEA

Stitch
12 Aug 14,, 03:06
He'll be in the section with Douglas Adams and George Carlin. Way, way out on the fringe.

It always hurts to lose the funny ones.

RIP

The funny ones are usually already out on the fringe; Robin managed to walk the fine line between deranged and brilliantly funny (and talented) for years.

I'm busting up (again) watching his underated video "An Evening With Robin Williams":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9FMrjDasBk

Big K
12 Aug 14,, 08:37
it seems like we lost a distant relative maybe a funny & much loved uncle.

RIP Robin Williams, we will miss you.

is it me or the world loses its nice bits day by day and becomes a darker, meanier & ugly place?

Bigfella
12 Aug 14,, 10:22
Today is yet another reminder of the toll that depression takes on our societies. Depression is an insidious illness that robs people of their hope & their connection to the world. For every Robin Williams there are thousands more whose suffering we will never see or understand. If anything good can come from the loss of this wonderful, talented man it will be that we are more aware of the hidden suffering all around us. If you are depressed, never give up hope. If you know someone or even think you know someone who suffers depression make sure they know you are always there and never give up on them, no matter how hard they try to make you. it might make all the difference.

Farewell Robin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1uWvvMsL5w

tankie
12 Aug 14,, 10:25
An awful shame RIP Rob , thanks for the laughs , and especially ,good morning vietnam , one of my all time favs . I can totally understand what his battles were as im diagnosed with PTSD and on meds for it , its a bastard .He wont be the last to commit suicide through depression im afraid .

Once again , rest easy Robin , rest easy .

Doktor
12 Aug 14,, 10:50
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
The arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

tankie
12 Aug 14,, 11:08
Even with fame and fortune , depression knows no mercy

Batista
12 Aug 14,, 15:18
One of the best actors specially in funny films.

His first movie I saw was JumanJi and then Mrs Doubtfire.

Doktor
12 Aug 14,, 15:29
You missed a lot if you haven't seen Dead Poets Club and Good Morning, Vietnam.

Both not funny at all.

zraver
13 Aug 14,, 07:12
What Dreams May Come. And now the world would battle Hell if we could get him back.

citanon
13 Aug 14,, 07:38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDBn3-VgEIM

This one just tugs at my heart. :)

Monash
13 Aug 14,, 12:37
As much as he made me laugh I was always most impressed by his dramatic roles such as in Insomnia and One Hour Photo. He was both a brilliant comic and a brilliant actor when given strong characters. The world is now a little less bright than it was.

lemontree
13 Aug 14,, 12:56
Robin, it hurt to know that you have left us. Thank you for your great movies, infact just a few weeks back I watched "Good Morning Vietnam".
Hope you find peace. Bless your soul.

Double Edge
13 Aug 14,, 13:01
Saw my first movie of his at the cinema back in the early years of the 90s.

RIP.
Dead poet's society.

Zad Fnark
13 Aug 14,, 13:13
First movie I remember...

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Oracle
15 Aug 14,, 04:29
R.I.P. Depression gets another talent. Apart from Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting was also a good movie.

Bigfella
15 Aug 14,, 14:36
A friend posted this online. As someone who has the misfortune to understand depression from the inside I find it is often hard to explain to someone how a person could reach the point where they no longer wish to live. This article offers one way to think about depression in a way that makes that easier to understand.



I tried to get the old friend to understand by using my go-to comparison in this conversation. I asked, "Well, what if it was cancer?" His answer came back like a clichèd line from an after-school special. He proclaimed, "Well, that you can't help!"

And therein, my friends, lies the problem in our dialogue on mental illness.

"Normal" people don't want to be considered or associated with "crazy people," and people who have experienced bouts of sadness or have overcome personal trauma tend to have a "get over it" attitude. Most people simply do not understand that their experience of extreme sadness during a few months of unemployment or after a death in the family is really akin to catching a bad cold; whereas having a Major Depressive Disorder is akin to being told that the tumor in your chest may not be benign.


What I believe people need to understand is that Robin Williams took his own life because he lost his battle with a serious medical condition. Take again my cancer analogy. Think about it: The last possible stage of any type of cancer that can effect a person is death. When one loses their battle with cancer, they die. The cancer cells take over and shut down the body for good. The same can be said for Bi-Polar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder (aka simply "Depression"). The last possible stage of these diseases is death. The difference is that instead of cancer cells destroying the body, the body is destroyed instead by thoughts and feelings, causing the afflicted person to be convinced that the only way to end the suffering is through death at their own hands.


"Essentially, he had 'Thought Cancer'"

https://madmimi.com/p/292b25

Samuels creek
10 Oct 14,, 13:49
Thought cancer, HA! I don't think I have ever heard so much poppycock.

Robin Williams did not have a mental illness, in fact he had the complete opposite. Most comedians are sad, being funny is their way of turning attention off their reactions to life experiences. But not all. The really sane smart ones spend their life trying to help others. You can't be mentally ill choosing to committ your life for others. Requires copious insight.

Williams was not tricking his own life, he was doing something so much more admirable. He turned his attentions to alleviate other peoples suffering. He did good. He made movies he thought would make a difference, not an ego trip, not for money.


"In a mad world, only the mad are sane."
Akiro Kurosawa

"When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree."
George Bernard Shaw