The tributes continue throughout the world--from Hollywood's Walk of Fame to the White House--in memory of the late, great, iconic Robin Williams who died by suicide on August 11, 2014 at his Marin, California home. From President Obama to Williams' children, celebrities to ordinary people, the world is mourning a great talent who suffered from demons and depressions so severe it caused him to finally take his own life.
Robin Williams was one of the most manic, hyperactive, talented actors, mimes, comedian and entertainer Hollywood ever knew. He was revered by most who ever met or saw him perform. Williams' main talent, out of many, was the ability to make people laugh, and laugh we did whether he was doing a comedy show, playing a part in a movie or just appearing on a TV talk show, he couldn't control his humor and ability to make us laugh. His passing marked the death of a funny man who could cheer up a crowd but unfortunately not himself.
He died by his own hand with a belt tied around his neck, a somber and sad tragedy that left three children and a wife behind. Rumors, some validated, spread that Williams was worried about money and depressed over the cancellation of a short run CBS TV series. He was twice divorced and joked that the alimony was killing him.
The video is a heart-wrenching tribute to the actor which was posted on YouTube and Facebook today. The lyrics and music are by Joseph Arthur, editing by Ehud Lazin. Joseph Arthur is a critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated song writer with nine full-length albums and 11 EPs. According to the media section of his website, "The born in Brooklyn-by-way-Ohio native began molding a collection of music under a single narrative thread: The Ballad of Boogie Christ, described by Arthur as “a fictionalized character loosely based on my own journey.”