My Thoughts on The Death of Robin Williams
Like so many Americans I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams. An apparent suicide from a legendary performer who had touched the lives of so many people young and old. I woke up this morning hoping it wasn't real that it was just some kind of mistake but unfortunately reality speaks for itself.According to NBCnews,com Williams had spoken about his struggles with depression and alcoholism through the years. America has lost an iconic figure a comedian who had a God-given talent of making people feel good and laugh. There will never be another Robin Williams, he was one of a kind. From stand-up comedy to countless movies he was truly an entertainer. Most importantly he was a husband and father, so my thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.
I remember the very first time I saw Robin Williams was on the 70s TV show 'Mork & Mindy' and I knew then he had something special. He was great at playing memorable characters in movies and making them larger than life. Movies like Jumanji, Patch Adams, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, The Fisher King, and my favorite Mrs. Doubtfire which Williams was expected to reprise the role in the sequel.
Despite Williams struggles he was a great humanitarian always helping people in need from the homeless to supporting the troops and donated his time to charities like the MDA and St. Jude Children's Research Center.
Many of us may have not known him personally but we all felt like we knew him through his movies and with that being said, in a sense we have lost a friend and family member as well. Just remember, Robin Williams may be gone but his legacy of films will live on through generations to come.
Here's some tweets of some thoughts and feelings from country artists on the death of Robin Williams via TasteOfCountry,com.
If there is anything that we can learn from this death is that there is always help available for those who may be struggling as well.
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. Or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org