The news that beloved comedian Robin Williams has died from an apparent suicide has simultaneously broken the hearts of fans around the world. The outpouring of grief has been staggering all across social media in every age group, and memorials are springing up everywhere. iHeartRadio has planned a 24-hour tribute to Williams in cooperation with 24/7 Comedy. According to Tuesday report on 570WKBN Radio, the channel normally designated as the 24/7 Comedy channel will be totally dedicated to Robin Williams.
iHeartRadio Listeners will be treated to clips of the iconic entertainer's best moments along with conversations with those who knew him well. Conversations with comedians Bobby Slayton, John Mulrooney, Ted Alexandro and Brian Scolaro will be entertaining and touching. Various movie clips from some of our favorite Robin Williams movies will be featured, also.
Today, the preliminary reports have confirmed that Williams did commit suicide by hanging himself, but an investigation is still ongoing. Rolling Stone Magazine came out Tuesday with information from the sheriff’s report on the death. William’s wife went to work thinking he was asleep, but his personal assistant arrived and became concerned when he did not answer. She found him dead, and there was a knife present where he had apparently attempted to slit his wrists. In the past, Williams had sought help for depression and substance abuse, but the toxicology report has not been released yet. One obvious question that everyone wants to know is whether there was a suicide note, but neither the authorities nor his personal assistant have been willing to release that information.
CBS reports that there is a makeshift memorial in Boston at the bench that Williams sat on in “Goodwill Hunting.” There were also people gathered outside the home where “Mrs. Doubtfire” was filmed. The family wants privacy during their time of mourning, although his daughter has posted a public tribute on Twitter. The rest of the world is mourning, too, and it is very evident all over social media. There has also been an important discussion taking place about depression. Perhaps, this may be Robin Williams’ most important legacy.