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    Default Re: Such sad news... Robin Williams has died at 63

    I just heard that too, he was a child hood favourite of mine, RIP Sir.

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    This has brought great sadness to my heart, for Robin Williams has had a large influence on my life.

    He was one of the many reasons that I have given myself the name 'Robin,' which I plan to change my birth-name to legally as soon as possible.

    He was never a role-model to me when it came to his life, as he has been involved in some deplorable situations. But looking beyond his "mistakes," his soul resonated with me on such a profound level. Inside this man I felt a feeling of beautiful art trapped inside a physical body, which was his only limitation. I felt that he had a feeling of profound empathy for people he has encountered, and this is reflected in the films that he had a role in.

    Some of my favorite films that have left a deep, emotional impact on me have been ones with Robin Williams as a lead actor. Some of these films include: Bicentennial Man, Good Will Hunting, Patch Adams, and Hook. I feel that these films specifically embody his true persona that was masked by his comedic, silly other half.

    His "silly other half" was the side of him that he felt a need to project to the outside world, to cover up what he felt on the inside. As somebody who has struggled with depression my whole life, I can most certainly relate to his empathetic burden.

    Again, this brings great sadness to me.
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    My sister and her family lived in Tiburon, CA for many years and it is without question one of the most beautiful spots to live on the planet. To think someone would end their life in such a paradise like that boggles the mind but that, in this case, it's one of my favorite actors who brought so much joy to the world where ever he went.... well, this is so sad. R.I.P Robin Williams, you will be missed.

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    "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."

    Robin Williams



    PS

    back in the days ...

    Robin Williams Crazy First Appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show

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    If somebody who projects themselves as the personification of satire, comedy, optimism, and empathy (at least in their films) lives a depressed life, then you know that something is seriously wrong with this planet. Alas! may the warm-hearted and empathetic perish and the indifferent, ignorant, apathetic linger. What a world we live in.
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    My favorite RW movie was "The World According to Garp". I felt that it demonstrated his ability for comedy and serious drama simultaneously and was as tragic as he. What a loss.

    " Watch out for the under toad! "

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    RIP, Robin. I used to love mork and mindy when i was a kid. He did many great things and brought smiles to millions.
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    Great man.. did great things, he helped my friend Eddy Izzard when he decided to hit the states. Robin totally took care of him by meeting him at the airport and getting him all the line up gigs to set him on his way.

    Although he did have a sneaky side that us entertainers know about and this info isn't really known. He would go into comedy festivals around the world in disguise and he'd steal material.. many comedians when spotting him in a venue would warn the others and they'd all sigh meaning they couldn't use new material.

    But his heart was good and if it wasn't for fame I think he would of been a much better entertainer. Sometimes the pressure is far too high for a comic at that level. He pulled it off though and I'll seriously miss him. He had a great way with people and a genuine kindness and was very understanding. But most important is that he made people laugh in a variety of ways. Very gifted in that respect.

    Hope you are at peace now and can move on to your next experience.

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    I always have loved Robin Williams - especially movies like Hook, Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire. The latter I loved the most because it showed not all divorces have to be a bad thing for the children. RIP my friend.

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    I loved his positive energy (he wasn't always being positive, but ...) He took the improv genius of Jonathan Winters and ran with it in his own wild way, eventually far surpassing his inspiration.

    One of his more obscure films was "The Fisher King", one I highly recommend if you like to be awash in artfully crafted metaphor. Arthurian, Christian and Alchemical symbolism surge across the screen. The restaurant scene, where he (as a Mercury character) eventually accomplishes his goal of uniting the opposites, amid a setting of rich golds and reds, is stunning.

    I miss him already.

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    My Wife and I were shocked and saddened...

    Nanoo... Nanoo... My Friend.

    He was so full of life and always brought a laugh to my day. He was a Deep guy and I guess his pain ran deep as well. He will be missed by so many. It is still hard to believe.

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    Yes it is sad and more will come out about his death. I was shocked when I read that he, Robin Williams, and Robert DeNiro were with John Belushi a few hours before he died......

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    This news has made me so so sad today. I can't even find the right words to express it, but samwise, you said it better:

    Quote His "silly other half" was the side of him that he felt a need to project to the outside world, to cover up what he felt on the inside. As somebody who has struggled with depression my whole life, I can most certainly relate to his empathetic burden.
    Me too, friend, me too. It hits me right in the gut.
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    his last photo ...

    making a monkey smile ...

    how befitting ...

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    Default Re: Such sad news... Robin Williams has died at 63

    oh no *tears*

    he was one of my fave actors, touched many people's lives with his heart and soul touching films.



    Bless you Robin Williams, you made a difference to many people's lives

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    The best movie Robin William's ever did, in my opinion, was "What Dreams May Come", which is in my all time favorite top ten of all the movies I've ever seen... If you have not seen it, it may shed some light on what he was going through. (Good Will Hunting was excellent too)



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    I would venture to guess, if I was to look through all of my past lives, there would be a life where I ended it myself. When the lower three terrestrial chakras are all fully and intensely polarized, that is more than anyone can take.

    RIP Robin, go gently into the night...
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    Default Re: Such sad news... Robin Williams has died at 63

    Quote Posted by SamwiseTheBrave (here)
    If somebody who projects themselves as the personification of satire, comedy, optimism, and empathy (at least in their films) lives a depressed life, then you know that something is seriously wrong with this planet. Alas! may the warm-hearted and empathetic perish and the indifferent, ignorant, apathetic linger. What a world we live in.
    Sad thing is, if he had expressed that side of himself more, more people would have been disappointed in him (which might have made him feel even more alone). I wouldn't, I would still see him as a beautiful soul. No one needs to be happy all the time around me for me to deeply value them.
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    Default Re: Such sad news... Robin Williams has died at 63

    Robin was such a good performer! One of my favorite movies was the 2002 Insomnia.
    If you have not seen it? I highly recommend it!

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