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Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke

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 Sheriff’s

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: depression; drugabuse; drugs; hollywood; mork; nanoonanoo; obituaries; obituary; rehab; robinwilliams; suicide; williams
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Sad news this is one actor really liked...even though he was a liberal.
1 posted on 08/11/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

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.


2 posted on 08/11/2014 4:01:45 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

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.


3 posted on 08/11/2014 4:02:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: mandaladon

I have some funny memories watching his comedy routines. His battles with alcohol, drugs and depression were well-known. RIP.


4 posted on 08/11/2014 4:03:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: mandaladon

Heavy drug use, bankruptcy, failed marriages and a failing career


5 posted on 08/11/2014 4:03:25 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Comedians have demons. He checked himself into rehab not long ago. So sad. Thanks for all the laughs, Robin.


6 posted on 08/11/2014 4:03:48 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: DoughtyOne

Good Morning Vietnam!


7 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:02 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: carriage_hill

Good Morning Vietnam


8 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:03 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: mandaladon

I expect to read this about Tiger Woods one of these times. What with steroids and Rory as the new golf king.


9 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:04 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: The turd that won't flush.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

He was a troubled man...


10 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: mandaladon

Wow.


11 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:24 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: mandaladon

Politics aside, great comedic talent. Sad. Tears of a clown.


12 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:46 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: JennysCool

I had no idea about the rehab thing. How awful!


13 posted on 08/11/2014 4:04:46 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: mandaladon
Robin Williams is listed in Famous Bipolar People.
14 posted on 08/11/2014 4:05:02 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Don Corleone

Nanu nanu....

Very sad.


15 posted on 08/11/2014 4:05:33 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (Tagline? I don't need no stinking tagline!)
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To: mandaladon

Shocking. Not a perfect person, by any means, but a gifted person, who made a lot of people laugh. God rest his soul.


16 posted on 08/11/2014 4:05:35 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: mandaladon

My impression has always been that he was a manic/depressive personality.


17 posted on 08/11/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: mandaladon

Suicide by asphyxiation....wondering if this was a Carradine kind of scenario.


18 posted on 08/11/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: mandaladon

Hung himself or plastic bag?

Asphyxia.

What effin demons plague a person to do this?

Just terrible...


19 posted on 08/11/2014 4:06:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: mandaladon

All great comedians are tortured souls, although this truly surprised me. RIP.


20 posted on 08/11/2014 4:06:14 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: mandaladon

That is horrible. Very sad news.


21 posted on 08/11/2014 4:07:29 PM PDT by boycott
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To: mandaladon

He had a lot of good roles but I never wanted to see him open his mouth without a script


22 posted on 08/11/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“My impression has always been that he was a manic/depressive personality.”

He has long been known as someone on the edge.


23 posted on 08/11/2014 4:07:58 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Don Corleone

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.


24 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A shame, he was excellent in Good Will Hunting.
One of his best works, a serious character done
very well.


25 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mandaladon

I didn’t like him, but it still is very sad news. Sorry he had such demons to fight.


26 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:22 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: mandaladon
the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia

Suicide due to asphyxia? Not to be morbid but are they hinting at "auto-erotica asphyxiation"? The way David Carradine died!
27 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:24 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: mandaladon

He has been battling demons of depression for a long time. Alcoholism, too.

Very sad.

Money, fame, and talent do not bring happiness.

May the Lord be with his family.


28 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

First question: Was he on anti-depressants?


29 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Beware of "enviromentalist" spewing lies)
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To: mandaladon

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.


30 posted on 08/11/2014 4:08:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Carl Vehse

Bipolar is a terrifying condition.


31 posted on 08/11/2014 4:09:17 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Carl Vehse

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.

RIP


32 posted on 08/11/2014 4:09:18 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: mandaladon

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.


33 posted on 08/11/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Carl Vehse

If it was suicide then it was a cowardly act. Like an abortion.


34 posted on 08/11/2014 4:10:11 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


35 posted on 08/11/2014 4:10:14 PM PDT by Argus
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To: SoFloFreeper

“He has been battling demons of depression for a long time.

Question answered. Check the side effect sheet


36 posted on 08/11/2014 4:10:45 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Beware of "enviromentalist" spewing lies)
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To: mandaladon

Brilliant comedian.

Oh Captain My Captain


37 posted on 08/11/2014 4:11:12 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: mandaladon

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!’”


38 posted on 08/11/2014 4:11:29 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Cyman

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.


39 posted on 08/11/2014 4:11:47 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: ChildOfThe60s
My impression has always been that he was a manic/depressive personality.

Yes, not unlike his idol Jonathan Winters.

40 posted on 08/11/2014 4:11:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

Welcome to Obama’s America, even the comics can’t handle it any longer.


41 posted on 08/11/2014 4:12:35 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: mandaladon
I was looking forward to the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel that was in the works, but that will obviously not happen now. Too bad.


42 posted on 08/11/2014 4:12:44 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Good movie.


43 posted on 08/11/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: tcrlaf
He has long been known as someone on the edge.

His comedic riffs were always intensely emotional and physical. Made him very different from most.

44 posted on 08/11/2014 4:13:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Don’t be a jerk. Not everything is because of Obama. RIP Mr. Williams.


45 posted on 08/11/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: pogo101

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.


46 posted on 08/11/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon
This is what Gary Senise tweeted: Gary Sinise ‏@GarySinise 8m R.i.P Robin Williams.His genius as artist & comedian will B missed & his support of R troops no doubt was much appreciated by all who serve How true, eventhough Robin was a liberal but he did support our men and women in uniform and for that he will greatly be appreciated. God I wish he was not alone; I wish someone was there. Our local channel said he hanged himself.
47 posted on 08/11/2014 4:13:56 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: mandaladon
I hope he didn't suicide. I really admired his comedy back in the 70's 80's
and it would be a huge let-down if he gave up the ghost by his own hand.

I can never forgive Suicide. Cowards way out.

48 posted on 08/11/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kaehurowing
Welcome to Obama’s America, even the comics can’t handle it any longer.

Thanks for the belly laugh.

49 posted on 08/11/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: rainee

Think of all those who are not famous why struggle with these issues. Sad for the person and very sad for the families.


50 posted on 08/11/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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