Home Entertainment Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams dies at 63

Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams dies at 63

1 min read
16

Robin Williams 2

Condolences have been pouring in from the entertainment industry after the death of beloved actor Robin Williams was made public on Monday. Williams was found in his home by paramedics in what has been described as suicide by asphyxiation, but county officers are still investigating.

Williams was well known for his energy and sense of humour, but also suffered from depression that led to drug and alcohol abuse. The actorโ€™s spokesman said that โ€œhe has been battling severe depression of late.”

Williams was not only known for his over-the-top roles in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire or The Bird Cage but also for his more serious roles โ€“ his role as a therapist in Good Will Hunting earning him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. In total he was nominated for four Oscars over his career.

Williams most recently wrapped up filming Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he reprised his role as Teddy Roosevelt, which will be out on December 19.

His wife Ms. Schneider said to the media “As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

Last Updated: August 12, 2014

16 Comments

  1. I was never a big fan of his but this makes me really sad. He brought joy and laughter to so many yet was struggling so on the inside. Depression is such a bitch it is like a cancer of the soul.

    Reply

    • Umar

      August 12, 2014 at 08:47

      So true……….

      Reply

  2. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    August 12, 2014 at 08:45

    I can honestly say I am saddened. I woke up this morning to the radio on my alarm kicking off, and the first thing I heard was “Robin Williams has passed away”. That literally left me gutted. And as Weanerdog said “depression is such a bitch, it is like a cancer of the soul”

    Reply

    • Rinceable

      August 12, 2014 at 08:50

      He was awesome man,. Remember him in Death to Mr. Smoochy? Brilliant. Also his role in One Photo (which was freaky) to the Final Cut, he could do serious all right. Such a waste ๐Ÿ™

      Reply

      • Umar

        August 12, 2014 at 08:56

        Was that the movie where he played a stalker?

        Reply

        • Kervyn Cloete

          August 12, 2014 at 09:31

          That was One Hour Photo. Brilliant role.

          Reply

      • Skyblue

        August 12, 2014 at 12:46

        Death to Smoochy is one of my favourite black comedies. So many people just don’t get it.
        Very sad about Robin Williams. His dramatic and comedic roles in just about everything were fantastic and that stand-up “Golf” routine I will never forget.

        Reply

  3. Umar

    August 12, 2014 at 08:45

    Pour one out for this fucking legend of a man…
    Jack, you gave me hope as kid…
    Patch, you gave me laughter when I was ill.
    Andrew, you showed me what it meant to be human.
    Alan, you took me on crazy adventures
    THANK YOU Robin….May your soul Rest In Peace

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Beta Tester

    August 12, 2014 at 08:47

    Terrible news, the world is a poorer place

    Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 12, 2014 at 09:10

    This hit me right in the feels. Depression is probably one of the worst things a person can go through. RIP.

    Reply

    • Rinceable

      August 12, 2014 at 09:56

      Yeah man.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 12, 2014 at 09:57

        Reply

        • Rinceable

          August 12, 2014 at 09:58

          I was agreeing. EDIT: Ah ๐Ÿ™‚ Thought you were doubting me ๐Ÿ™‚ I think he’d want us to smile and laugh at what he gave us, brilliant man.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 12, 2014 at 10:12

            I doubt your manliness and or sanity, not your sincerity ๐Ÿ˜‰ And yes, I think that’s what he would appreciate too.

          • Rinceable

            August 12, 2014 at 10:15

            ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. GooseZA

    August 12, 2014 at 09:21

    Sadness

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Watch this heart-wrenching trailer for HBO’s Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

HBO has dropped a new trailer for a documentary that will take us deeper into the life of …