Skip to comments.Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide
Posted on 08/11/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT by mandaladon
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif.
The full statement is below.
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications
received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious
and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriffs
Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and
Southern Marin Fire Protection
District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at
12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at
12:02 pm has been identified as
Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of
unincorporated Tiburon, CA.
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Suicide!!?!?!?! No freakin way!!! How terrible!! Yes, I really liked this actor too, even despite his politics. What a shocking way for a comedian to go.
Comedians are often tortured souls.
They can be very high one moment, and crash the next.
Don’t like to see anyone go this way.
I have some funny memories watching his comedy routines. His battles with alcohol, drugs and depression were well-known. RIP.
Heavy drug use, bankruptcy, failed marriages and a failing career
Comedians have demons. He checked himself into rehab not long ago. So sad. Thanks for all the laughs, Robin.
Good Morning Vietnam!
Good Morning Vietnam
I expect to read this about Tiger Woods one of these times. What with steroids and Rory as the new golf king.
He was a troubled man...
Politics aside, great comedic talent. Sad. Tears of a clown.
I had no idea about the rehab thing. How awful!
Shocking. Not a perfect person, by any means, but a gifted person, who made a lot of people laugh. God rest his soul.
My impression has always been that he was a manic/depressive personality.
Suicide by asphyxiation....wondering if this was a Carradine kind of scenario.
Hung himself or plastic bag?
What effin demons plague a person to do this?
All great comedians are tortured souls, although this truly surprised me. RIP.
That is horrible. Very sad news.
He had a lot of good roles but I never wanted to see him open his mouth without a script
“My impression has always been that he was a manic/depressive personality.”
He has long been known as someone on the edge.
I have enjoyed some of his stuff. I’m going to pretty much sit this one out having said what I have. There’s no love lost with the far left whack-jobs that can’t quite grasp that they should be speaking out in objection to this president.
May he rest in peace. It’s probably more than we’re going to get in the near future.
A shame, he was excellent in Good Will Hunting.
One of his best works, a serious character done
I didn’t like him, but it still is very sad news. Sorry he had such demons to fight.
He has been battling demons of depression for a long time. Alcoholism, too.
Money, fame, and talent do not bring happiness.
May the Lord be with his family.
First question: Was he on anti-depressants?
RIP Robin, thanks for the fun laughs.
You know Robin, it could have been so much worse. I value life as I watch the plight of those poor people in Iraq. They want to live and that ain’t happening for them.
That is real tragedy.
Bipolar is a terrifying condition.
I watched one of those actors forum shows several years ago & he was very candid about his struggles with alcohol/drugs and mental issues.
Said he went into a very dark place when he was depressed. So bipolar/manic depressive..mixed with booze, not a good combo.
A lot of people are killing themselves ever since the worst President in US history took office, and that is no joke. Two people I know killed themselves. I’m 51 and I never knew anybody who committed suicide, yet in only 4 years 2 of them who couldn’t deal with depression. . This world is going through some major evil crap and people can’t deal with it, and this piece of rat filth is living it up playing golf.
If it was suicide then it was a cowardly act. Like an abortion.
Caught his act at the Old Spaghetti Factory in North Beach just as he was starting to break on Mork and Mindy. Hilarious almost to the point of hysteria. He seemed to me then like a real manic/depressive. Sorry to hear this, though.
“He has been battling demons of depression for a long time.
Question answered. Check the side effect sheet
Oh Captain My Captain
RIP. Williams was indeed a lefty, but there WERE things he could criticize “from the Right.” For example, in his At The Met routine, he made fun of the London police policy barring most regular cops (Bobbies) from carrying guns. “If you commit a crime,” he explained, “they’ll say ‘STOP, or I’ll ... say stop again!’”
Remember Freddie Prinz?. He committed suicide at the top of his career. Robin Williams was the second to last person to see John Belushi alive at that creepy old hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Many comedians are sad inside.
Yes, not unlike his idol Jonathan Winters.
Welcome to Obama’s America, even the comics can’t handle it any longer.
His comedic riffs were always intensely emotional and physical. Made him very different from most.
Don’t be a jerk. Not everything is because of Obama. RIP Mr. Williams.
The Kadaffy one I remember.
This is a “Line of Death”, you cross it, you die.
Ok....you cross this Line, you die.....
Ok. you cross this Line, you die....
You cross this Line, you die....
Ok, that’s it, you come-a knocking on my door, I’m not-a coming out....Nyaaah.
I can never forgive Suicide. Cowards way out.
Thanks for the belly laugh.
Think of all those who are not famous why struggle with these issues. Sad for the person and very sad for the families.
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