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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

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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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    • RiverEagle

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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.
       
    • Budgewoi Eagle

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

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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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        • 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

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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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            • 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.
               
            • 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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                • RiverEagle

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                  What channel is it on mate?
                   
                • 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.
                   
                • 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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