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Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Eleanor on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:02 am

I read about it last night. sad Strange, how the death of somebody you don't know can affect you.

He apparently committed suicide. I knew he'd checked himself into rehab a few weeks ago, as a precautionary measure. Couldn't believe it when I saw the headlines!
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by ella on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:19 pm

I was coming on to post the same thing - I saw it last night and i'm gutted I think his death has affected more people then he realised, but hope your found the peace you were after Robin gone far to soon RIP x

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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Shisa on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:30 pm

It's sad. He has been battling depression for years.
I kinda feel that society has failed him.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Eleanor on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:31 pm

Quite an inspirational man. I remember reading about something roughly a year ago. A friend of his (also somebody famous, although for the life of me, I can't remember his name - the one who played Superman) had been in a horse riding accident and was left paralysed and suicidal. Robin Williams, to cheer him up, dressed up in a surgeon's costume and bustled into his hospital room, pretending to be a Russian proctologist about to perform a rectal exam.

He essentially saved that man's life by just making him laugh. I wonder how many other people Robin Williams has saved with his humour.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by tracyp on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:35 pm

I feel terrible for him if he was suffering from such depresion that suicide was his best or only option. But I will say, as awfully sad as it is, the family he left will suffer far more & longer.

To his wife, family & friends. God bless & be with you. The loss of a loved one no matter how is a deep cut to your heart.
R.I.P. Robin. You gave so much to so many. You will not be forgotten.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:37 pm

You are thinking of Christopher Reeve. (Superman)
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Post by ella on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:38 pm

A truley truley brilliant man and comedy legend!

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Post by Eleanor on Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:04 pm

Reeves - that's him! Thanks happy

Incredible man. I hope it's of some comfort to his family that he gave so much to others, despite the dark thoughts he must have been having.
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Post by Lorraine on Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:43 pm

RIP Robin.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by tracyp on Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:05 pm

It really is a dark day. I admired him, his sense of humor,  his dignity & his care for all. He will be both missed & mourned by millions across the world.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Caryll on Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Depression is a terrible illness & still very much misunderstood. sad 

RIP Robin. I truly hope that you are now at peace.

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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by LyndaW on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:13 pm

It's so sad that he could bring happiness and joy to so many people but couldn't save any for himself.

Wherever you are Robin, I hope you find peace and happiness.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Shisa on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:57 am

Just found this on Facebook:




IN MEMORY OF ROBIN WILLIAMS:
Q. What do you believe is the key to life?
A. "Once again: family and friends. And a good pet.
For pure loyalty there is nothing like a pug." - Robin Williams



 crying That's beautiful.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Caroline on Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:20 pm

That is beautiful Theresa.
Caryll that is so true, I've even worked with people in health care who didn't have a clue about mental health sad
I was so shocked when I saw it on the news, he was a lovely, brilliant man. R.I.P. Robin sad
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by ella on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:56 pm

His wife has released a statement saying that Robin was suffering from parkinsons when he died

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/14/robin-williams-parkinsons-disease

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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:33 am

Such an inspirational man. He'll be remembered!

I had no idea about the Parkinson's. sad That must have been a weight to bear.
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Re: Actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63

Post by Caroline on Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:55 am

sad 
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