The Genie will never die.
I can't believe it. I just can't believe it. Carpe Diem.
RIP, my good man. While you may be physically deceased, on the screen you're immortal. I hope there is some solace in that.
Big bummer :(
Ah man and an apparent suicide at that. For all of his accomplishments I think what I like most about him is that from all accounts he was genuinely one of the nicest people in Hollywood - I totally believe it. Sorry he found life so hard.
I was at an open air screening at NYC's Bryant Park of the 1961 Rock Hudson/Doris Day comedy "Lover Come Back" this evening. In the middle of the movie Tony Randall makes a suicide joke, and literally half the crowd sighed loudly. It wasn't that funny a joke, so I knew it was Williams' death fresh on the minds of the gathered crowd.As a life-long sufferer of chronic depression I'm sad to say it doesn't surprise me that Williams took his own life. Like P.S. Hoffman's dance with death earlier this year by shooting up, you don't reach the emotional depths that he and Robin Williams did in their better roles without exposing a lot of themselves, and you could see the real pain these actors used to fuel their better performances. I thought Williams' family and kids (he used to talk so often in interviews about his daughter Zelda) and the fact he'd make it to old age meant he'd beaten his demons, but that's depression for you: sunny and happy one moment, cloudy and pouring cats & dogs the next.
RIP Robin. Your genius will be missed. You will live on forever with the amazing work you have done.
He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. I am still processing it.