Robin Williams, Rest in Peace
Robin Williams left his indelible iconic legacy in our hearts. What a tragedy that a man with so much genius and talent could make us cocoon ourselves with his comedic presence and dramatic roles, yet could not escape his own inner demons. Robin expended so much energy, and seemed to only have an *on* button. That had to be very draining on him personally to give so much of him-self non-stop. It’s a shame that he couldn’t find the help he so desperately sought. I can only imagine family and friends blaming themselves for not doing more, or not being there for him. A troubled psyche caught up in an everlasting manic talent. In one interview with People in 1988, he said cocaine was a place for him to hide. He admitted to doing cocaine because it had the opposite effect on him than most people. It would slow his metabolism down to more normal, whereas it would amp up most people. The night John Belushi overdosed, Robin quit doing coke cold turkey.
Robin was such a warm, kind and genuine person to everyone without any false airs or egotistical expectations. He truly was one of a kind. How sad that he could not feel the happiness and adulation we felt because of him. Robin studied theater at the Julliard School with his roommate, Christopher Reeve. His talent was boundless both in film and in comedy.
Funny bloopers on you tube: watch and smile and laugh through your tears.
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If you or a loved one feels like you are overwhelmed and cannot handle life any more, please think of Robin Williams, and reach out for help. This tragic part of his death can be an important eye opener for many.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at
1-800-273-8255 or visit imalive.org for help. If you or someone you know is in danger of hurting themselves or others, call 911 or check into an Emergency Room immediately.