Robin Williams was probably one of the funniest, most entertaining people in the movie business. Everything he did, he put so much effort into it just to make his audience laugh. Everything from Mrs. Doubtfire to Flubber. He was such a great actor. It's so heartbreaking that somebody who seems so happy and puts in that much work just to make other smile every single day was so so sad himself. I never would've known and I don't think many others suspected it either. When I first read that he had passed somewhere, I didn't believe it. I thought it was a joke. But when I realized not only was it true, but it was said to have been a suicide, it brought a few tears to my eyes. Another thing that breaks my heart about the situation is that, it took this long for many people to address depression and drug abuse as an actual issue that needs to be dealt with as opposed to putting anyone down for coming out with it or admitting to needing help. No one should be too scared to get the help they need and no one has the right to put anyone else down or make them feel like they have to hide.
My condolences go out to Robin's family...
Rest in Peace Robin Williams.
August 12, 2014