RIP Robin Williams – The World Mourns Together

robin williamsHe entered our hearts and home as an alien named Mork (Na-Nu Na-Nu) in the hit television show Mork and Mindy from 1978 to 1982 but that was only the beginning of his acting and comedic journey. For reasons that only he knows, Robin Williams committed suicide yesterday in his waterfront Malibu home. The loss of a genius is rippling throughout the world as each person takes time to reflect on which one of his many roles left the strongest impression.

Williams went on to star in mega box office hits like Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams, Popeye, The World According to Garp, Aladin, and countless others, as well as a multitude of television appearances. However, it was his dedication to the United States troops that was most endearing.

Williams truly appreciated the sacrifice men and women make to protect America and in return graced them with his presence and one-of-a-kind humor.

People have speculated as to why at age 63 Williams would take his own life. Regardless if it had to do with a dwindling number of viable movie offers, major financial woes stemming primarily from his first two marriages, or risk of losing sobriety, Williams had reportedly been struggling with deep depression in recent months.

People are showing gratitude for the many things he brought to this world, support to the family, and an understanding that deep depression is an illness. Even in the midst of a crisis, suicide is never the answer. Resources to include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) are always available to help.

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