Actor Robin Williams dies from an apparent suicide

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Robin Williams’ presence in the entertainment industry was undeniable.   He’s been a major star for many decades, but that road has come to an end.

According to various media reports, Williams died from an apparent suicide at the age of 63.  The reports of a suicide haven’t been officially confirmed by his publicist, but this statement was issued.

 “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Williams was first known nationally for his role on the hit show, “Mork and Mindy,” which was on the air from 1978 till 1982.  He has also done several major films, including “Good Will Hunting,” “Night at the Museum,” and many others.   One of his biggest roles of all-time was in the film, “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

We wish the best for Mr. Williams’ family.

Here are some tips from WebMD on how to recognize and deal with signs of depression.  If you or a loved one are struggling with this ailment, get the help you need.  There is medication and support for you.

RIP Mr. Williams, it was a nice ride.  You will always be missed and your laughter will last into eternity.

 

53 Comments

  1. So sad…he will be missed, such a great actor and very open about his many battles with drugs and alcohol and depression……his demons would not let him be…that has to be so very hard…..remaining an addict or fighting the demons to remain sober…..I hope God forgives him.

  2. Jahi "Mr. Communicator" Muhammad on

    Salaam! Mr. Williams talent will be missed. Historical note: He actually received his first major Hollywood break when Bro. Paul Mooney hired him as a writer for The Richard Pryor Show in 1977! Also a part of the writing team; Tim Reid, John Witherspoon, and Sandra Bernhardt.

  3. What a lost talent. Depression is an illness that some folks can’t seem to get better from this illness. They canceled his show which was funny as hell. He seemed to have gone downhill after the cancelation. So sorry for the family and friends.

  4. What a lost. He was a genuine individual. Depression has taken the lives of so many. My prayers are with his family and friends.

  5. Well said Aleximaq…..I totally agree because when the dominant demons get a whole of you it can be very devastating unless you totally depend on GOD and allow him to fight your battles….R.I.P. Robin Williams and you will greatly be missed….

  6. Denise Wilson on

    HE WAS A COWARD TO LEAVE HIS FAMILY TO PICK UP THE PIECES HE SHOULD HAVE SOUGHT HELP. NOW HIS FAMILY WILL BE LEFT TO MOURN. #YESISAIDIT

    • Denise Wilson, what a callous thing for you to say. How do YOU know he didn’t seek help? And, it was widely publicized that he did. With that attitude, I really do hope that you’ll get the help that you need and I hope that a heart transplant is part of your treatment. Yes, his family will have to deal with their loss but you don’t know squat about any of it. My heart goes out to them for their loss as yours should have.

      • I agree Bette Reeves. Well stated. Unfortunately this world is so full of hate. And the comment above is evident of it. Prayers for the William family.

    • He did you stupid moron. Re-read the article. People die, whether it is by natural causes, accident, homicide or suicide. As you idiotic xtians say, only G-d knows when you go and how.

      This was the time and cause to leave this world.

      What a stupid woman.

    • He wasn’t a coward, he was Ill. You mean to tell me you know of no one near and dear to you that doesn’t suffer from mental illness? Then you live a bubble. This man had dementia, and there are studies that we may never know about like head trauma Robin Williams may have suffered from during his football day’s beforehand. Yeah, so before you go judging someone else’s character, check yourself first.

      • Expressar nossos direitos de cidadão é fácil,o difícil é ter quem houvir.Mais aqui temos a mera tranquilidade de fazer isso.Mais uma iniciativa que já está dando certo,e a população só tem a ganhar com isso.Parabéns e pode contar comigo.Abraço.

      • Gracias Esperanza!Así como lo comenté oportunamente; me parece apropiado, agradecer también en forma pública este cambio de categoría de que va de usuario a Colaborador Principal. Nos estamos leyendo por el foro! Saludos!

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      • Marc… en fin… me recuerdas a cierto periodista de cuatro que acaba todas las noticias hablando de lo malos que son los otros, como un absurdo intento de justificar al protagonista de la noticia… el paro sube… pero con el pp había…. suben los impuestos… pero ciu votó… hay más accidentes… pero hace cuatro años iu dijo…

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  7. whomever calls this man a coward FUCK YOU! you obviously have lived a ROSY FUCKING LIFE to able to sit up on your high horse and publicly call out someone whom you have NO FUCKING idea of what he was going through! BITCH!

    • Denise Wilson on

      Aww Stephanie Did I Hurt Your Little doped up ass Feelings Don’t Cry wimp. WELL PEEP THIS yo mama is A BITCH

    • Officer Friendly on

      Iktr Stephanie, who the hell do people think they are to judge,nobody knows what Mr. Williams was going thru, until you live it,dont judge @DENISE STUPID ASS WILSON!!!!
      Stephanie you wanna whoop some damn sense into this dumb ass bitch? I’m in!

      BLESSINGS GOING UP FOR THE WILLIAMS FAMILY, MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT!

  8. HardTruthSoldier on

    To hell with Robin Williams. He didn’t even like you sorry kumbaya negroes. Meanwhile a black teenager was murdered in St Louis by a racist cop and I bet not one you said RIP to that young man. I can’t stand a weak scary enemy loving negro. Go listen to some of Robin Williams jokes. He made racist steretypical jokes about you pitiful negroes.

    • HardTruthSoldier,

      You got Robin Williams wrong, he comes out of the the Johnathan Winters school of comedy. Mr. Winters was a strong Advocate for Minority Rights, with special attention to Native Americans. He gave up a lot fame because of his convictions. By the way black and white comedians talk about each other. Lastly, read about his life and the things he has done.

    • Hardtruthsoldier your comment is far from being true. In fact it was a black man that gave him his very first job. The comedian Paul Mooney. I had the pleasure of meeting Robin William and family. In his home in the Bay Area. He loved my family. Stop your hatred ignorance. No place here for that. Prayers for his family and all who loved him.

    • As for Mr. Brown, I am very pissed at what is going on and what happened to him. So don’t confuse condolences for pacifism.

  9. NO. He was first known nationally for his regular appearance on The Richard Pryor Show. He was funny as he’ll on that show. Fame and money doesn’t make you happy.

  10. floria haynes on

    HardTruthSoldier you are a stupid f..k, I expect someone like you to make idiotic statements like that because you hide behind words. Hope you sleep well at night.

  11. Given one of his mentors was Johnathan Winters speaks to his spiritual side. It seems that some people who are sensitive and have deep feelings have problems with this world. It appears he took as much as he could. My favorite movie of Mr. Williams was “Moscow On The Hudson.” I’ll see you on the other side Mr. Williams, in peace.

  12. Robin, you laughed when you wanted to cry; when you were hurting; when you were confused; when you were angry, but never when you were alone. It takes strength most of us know nothing about to block out pain with comedic bravery.

    You did not go it alone; part of us went with you. We get it Robin, with heavy hearts, we finally get it my brother … and we apologize.
    R.I.P.

  13. Robeana thomas on

    I’ve read so many comments about Robin Williams and it’s sad that some idiot would compare a suicide to a murder.Robin Williams wasn’t prejudice, he did whatever was necessary to make people forget their troubles for a while. A good laugh always does . Depression is a disease that sometimes not even medication will help but only he and God knew what was going on.
    As for the murder and it was a murder by the police in St Louis that was expected especially by the police more so than a person off the street. I have said a prayer of forgiveness for Robin Williams and his family but I’ve also prayed for the young man family. I asked God to keep them strong and increase their belief that justice shall be served against the racist basted that did this to him. Two separate deaths one person was a celebrity and the other we don’t know what lied ahead for his future, he may have become our next senator or actor, scientist, engineer, we will never know. Mr Williams wasn’t a coward. The Bible says judge years not for you shall be judged. Don’t speak about anyone unless you’ve walked his or her walk. Thank you for reading my opinion of both situations. I loved Robin in “The Birdcage” and “Patches” Rest With God both of them!!!!

  14. Masah Robin Sir!
    Eye’sah so sorry to hear ‘You gone up an left we all here in this crazy world’. I wanna thank yuh sir for the joy yuh gave meh & the pain yuh help meh throw off on this here journey.
    I suppose when yuh see somebody else’s SUNSHINE yuh never think they have cloudy thunder days. Even so Yuh left us wid a beautiful gift ‘Laughter’ and just like yuh gift that looked across Colour Size & Religon. yuh helped too brighten up all Our Night’s & Day’s!
    So Masah Robin yuh are in All our thoughts & there yuh will stay. Masah Robin was good Folk’s!
    RIP TOO U MASAH ROBIN! RIP…

  15. James H. Roseau--Danbury, CT on

    Mr. Williams, I am so sorry that you are gone, for you were a unique individual whose gifted comedies have helped to heal this wicked world with the incomparable laughter that they have generated. It certainly takes a true hero to camouflage his or morbid pain in order to make another person laugh. Though some ignoramuses may unfairly judge your decision to depart so soon, they can never acquire the strength to walk in your immeasurable shoes. Mr. Williams, I greatly appreciate your heroism, which I sincerely hope will echo in the ears of every generation. Now, I pray that the true God of this infinite universe welcomes and embraces you with everlasting compassion, forgiveness, peace, and love.

  16. James H. Roseau--Danbury, CT on

    Mr. Williams, I am so sorry that you are gone, for you were a unique individual whose gifted comedies have helped to heal this wicked world with the incomparable laughter that they have generated. It certainly takes a true hero to camouflage his or her morbid pain in order to make another person laugh. Though some ignoramuses may unfairly judge your decision to depart so soon, they can never acquire the strength to walk in your immeasurable shoes. Mr. Williams, I greatly appreciate your heroism, which I sincerely hope will echo in the ears of every generation. Now, I pray that the true God of this infinite universe welcomes and embraces you with everlasting compassion, forgiveness, peace, and love.

  17. Denise Wilson, you are obviously an ignorant person, grow up. Robin Williams will rest with God. He touched the heart if a lot of people. Robin is surely one of Gods children, he was here to do what he did, and that was to spread love and peace to everyone and that he did. My heart and prayers goes out to his family.

  18. SUGAR HILL, NEW YORK CITY on

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS BELOVED FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS BE A FAN OF THE LATE GREAT ROBIN WILLIAMS. HE WAS A TRUE PIONEER IN THE ENTERTAINMENT GAME. DEPRESSION IS A VERY, VERY DEEP THING. I’VE BEEN DEPRESSED. MY SISTER HAS BATTLED (AND STILL BATTLING) WITH DEPRESSION FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS. WHEN I WAS DOWN, HE MADE ME LOOK UP AND SMILE. ALTHOUGH I COULD BE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING, I COULD LOOK AT ONE OF HIS PROJECTS AND LAUGH. I WANNA THANK HIM FOR THAT. ROBIN WILLIAMS STARTED OUT ON ‘THE RICHARD PRYOR SHOW’ DURING THE MID-SEVENTIES, ALONG WITH JOHN WITHERSPOON. PAUL MOONEY AND TIM REID TO NAME A FEW. HE LIVED AND LEARNED FROM MR. PRYOR. I HOPE WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM THIS SITUATION. GOD BLESS THE WILLIAMS FAMILY, AND GOD BLESS US ALL.

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