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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A very sad farewell ...


As you all know, yesterday the world lost an extremely execptional human being. Robin Williams, one of our most finest dramatic actors and talented comedians, had been battling depression (as so many other comedians also have been known to struggle with) died of an apparent suicide by asphyxiation.

He received numerous film and acting awards as well as many prestigious nominations throughout his incredible career. Among his outstanding films, as there are far too many to mention here in this post, are "Good Will Hunting," "The World According to Garp," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society," "Awakenings," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "The Birdcage," "The Final Cut," "Bicentennial Man," and "What Dreams May Come," just to name a few.



Mental illness is far from a joke, despite how our society may view it. My own grandmother, whom I have never gotten to know due to her particular mental illness, was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia only a few months after my mother was born. It had been so severe that she had to spend the rest of her life in a mental hospital, never able to recognize her own family. 

Robin was an inspiration to us all, having the rare ability to make us laugh when we needed it the most, yet pull lovingly at our heartstrings so hard that he made us cry.

 
 I, along with so many others will miss him greatly ... Robin, may you find the peace you so longed for and know that you will be fondly remembered and forever missed by so very many.


2 comments:

  1. Such a great loss. We will never be the same without him.

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  2. I still can't believe Robin is gone! So, very sad! I am sorry about your grandmother! Big Hugs! xoxoxox

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