Today the world was rocked by a the tragic loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams at the age of 63, and the apparent cause is suicide. This one hit me particularly close to home. I’ve always had a strong love for comedy, and this man was one of the first people to open my eyes to that world. It’s safe to say that not only me, but my entire generation is going to feel this one as we wave goodbye to our beloved genie.
It just goes to show that depression is very, very real and that you can never judge someone’s life based off of outer appearances. It is so sad to see that someone who brought so much joy to others lives struggled so deeply. As I am at a loss for words, I thought I would share the words of his wife: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
I agree that there is no better way to mourn such an amazing person than to celebrate the wonderful life he lead. By far one of my favorite movies of his is Mrs. Doubtfire. The scene where he is cooking never fails to bring a smile to my face.
What are your favorite movies of his? Share them with us below or on twitter @awklifeblog and let’s keep the positive vibes going.
Rest in peace, big guy.