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Remembering Robin

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by RiverEagle, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Just seeing the morning news...

    Robin Williams has passed away folks.

    (Apparent suicide as well at this stage).

    It hasn't quite sunk in for me yet, just a terrible shock.

    He was more than just funny; much more than merely a unique comedic-talent too.

    One-of-a-kind and beyond sad that a man that generated so much joy and happiness around the world, may have succumbed to such sorrow (depression).

    RIP Robin, (Nanu-Nanu) and thanks for ALL the memories.
     
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Funny guy, world class stand up and acted such a variety of roles.
    He battled himself for most of his life. Fought real hard too it would seem.
     
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  3. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I have some deep personal experiences with both bipolar disorder, depression, and substance-abuse issues mate.

    It's well-documented Robin (like many a brilliant and creative soul) did battle long and hard, as you say.

    Somewhat surprised no-one seems to care here (as yet) but only somewhat, as I say.

    Fortunately there's a lot of love, and obvious sorrow, world-wide for Robin right now.
     
  4. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Devastating. Makes the world an even more difficult place.
     
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  5. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    For anyone that may see this thread, and are struggling, don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Talk to your partner, friends, and/or family.

    And of course your GP if necessary.

    LIFELINE : 13 11 14

    BeyondBlue : 1300 22 46 36

    Both 24/7.

    Help is out there, and it is worth it to keep fighting, believe me!
     
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  6. nodd

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    So sad that a person with so much outward joy can be so sad on the inside.

    RIP Mork- always a joy.
     
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    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Brilliant talent, very, very funny man.

    Sad that he had such a dark cloud hanging around him that he couldn't shake. The irony of wouldn't have been lost on him. I did feel a little sadder than I would normally when a celebrity dies, because it's hard to reconcile that someone who could so easily bring laughter and happiness to me, was himself struggling with those aspects of his own life. I think many of his fans would have loved to be able to give some of that back to him, make some of that pain go away.
     
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  8. RiverEagle

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    I quite liked the sign (atop an LA Comedy Club) today.

    Simply says, "Go Make God Laugh Now"!

    He could do it too, no doubt.
     
  9. globaleagle

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    This is sad news indeed. I just found him to be purely funny.

    Sad sad news.


    Lauren Becall passed away at 89 as well.
     
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    Just watching a special whose line is it anyway with Robin Williams.
    He was the King of comedy.
     
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  11. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    What channel is it on mate?
     
  12. RiverEagle

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    So reports now (directly from his wife Susan) that Robin was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.

    As well as having considerable financial pressures.

    Along with two ex-wives that were generously settled with, typically Robin poured very significant amounts into trust-funds for his beloved three children.

    Ultimately whatever factors tipped him over that edge, the world's been robbed of 10 or 20 years from a wonderful man.
     
  13. RiverEagle

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    I saw a framed photograph of Robin today (glass-encased and deep-oak wooden frame).

    There was a large picture of Robin, smiling, in the centre; with a montage of smaller pics of his wide and wonderful movie roles encircling his face.

    Beneath his picture, in a simple but attractive font, was the following quote...

    "No Matter What People Tell You,
    Words And Ideas Can Change The World"

    (Robin Williams 1951 - 2014)

    * I wish I'd had the money to buy it on the spot (I didn't) and the vendor barely allowed me to jot down the quote...Nevertheless I did and will endeavour to remember these words, along with all the rest he left to try and better the "world" we all live in. *
     
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