It has been a minute. I have been out of the mix, out of the loop, and possibly out of my mind! Well; maybe, maybe not. Who is to say. There is so much going on right now, and I had several topics that I wanted to blog about. Yet, there has been a seeming explosion of news today that merits discussion; I feel a need to express my emotions through this computer!
First, I am at a state of despair, disdain, disbelief, at the loss of an icon! Mr. Robin Williams died today! At age 63, Robin Williams was found dead in his home from an apparent suicide, of all things! Unbelievably, he was suffering from some level of depression! You just NEVER KNOW what someone else is TRULY going through!
Williams’ death is especially upsetting to me because I view him as an icon! I got in touch with Williams as a child by occasional viewings of him in Mork and Mindy during my childhood. Yet, it was his role in The Birdcage that truly captured my attention to the essence of his awesome theatrical talent, while at the same time assisting me with viewing myself. From that point, I continued with viewing Williams in his works in cinema and on television, while thoroughly being delighted by all of it!
They are saying that it was around noon, Pacific Standard Time, when police officers arrived at Williams’ home. It was at that point when the officers discovered his lifeless body, and medics were summoned to recover him. He was later taken to an area hospital, where he was officially pronounced as dead from asphyxiation, drug overdose.
Joy Behar is being interviewed by telephone now, regarding her memories of Robin Williams. C.N.N. has gone into a clip from his role in the Academy Award-winning film Good Will Hunting. Williams has had roles in so many movies that have captivated audiences for decades, and has literally made fans out of millions of people around the planet!
Now, after the fact, reporters are saying that Robin Williams was suffering from addiction and depression. My question would be, “where was everyone when it might have been even slightly suspected that Robin was having the least of issues?” Did no one give a damn that he might do something even mildly drastic before it would get to the point that the man would KILL HIMSELF!?!? Where are people when you truly need them?
Well, we all have to go some time, one way or another, sad, but true. Indeed, it is sad, very sad that Robin Williams killed himself. I was/am especially distraught because I found him to be an icon. Williams was intelligent, humorous, globally savvy, ecologically aware, and indeed someone to which I had no problem with idolizing. Yes, he had his problems, he had his issues, but who does not? I would have to wonder about out of all of his Hollywood friends and associates, did no one notice that Robin was having issues and problems that might have needed intervention, or may have required some form of help that could have prevented this?
Robin McLaurin Williams was born July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He had been married three times, the last of whom was his widow, Susan Schneider. He has three children. Rest in peace, Robin!
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