RIP Robin Williams - Battled Depression & Parkinson's

#51 Posted by Motokid6 (6138 posts) -

Mrs Doutfire

Bicentennial Man

Aladdin

Hook

Flubber

Death to Smootchy

What Dreams May Come

Jumanji

... Damn.

#52 Edited by uninspiredcup (11875 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

This news actually hit hard. Normally celeb death news doesn't really get to me on an emotional level but man I loved Robin and his movies littered my childhood :( so sad

He was (as we all probably know) a gamer as well. Apparently Halflife was one of his favorite games and his daughter, obviously, is named after Zelda.

According to IMDB he was actually in talks to do voice work for Halflife.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374692/trivia

Also "Toys" is a fucking great movie. I'll defend it to the ends of the earth. Way ahead of it's time.

#54 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6848 posts) -

He will be missed. His energetic comedy was truly one of a kind. RIP man.

#55 Posted by Jacanuk (5476 posts) -

@SaintLeonidas said:

This fucking sucks...

While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “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.” - EW

RIP :(

WTH ............. i am at a loss for words, this news is shocking, i knew he had problems before but .............................

RIP Robin Williams you were one of the true comedians left in Hollywood.

#57 Posted by ferrari2001 (17201 posts) -

Robin Williams was a legend in the industry. It's a real loss for the entertainment industry. While he could make others laugh it seemed he had difficulty finding humor and joy for himself. It is a pretty sad day, especially for those of us who grew up watching this fantastic star.

#59 Edited by Xeno_ghost (696 posts) -

Genuinely sad news he was one of the funniest most heartwarming versatile actors around. Loved his family movies as a child I would watch them over and over, still love them. RIP Robbin Williams.

#61 Edited by Curlyfrii87 (14979 posts) -

That is hard to take in.

Thank you Robin for all of the joy that you brought to the world... and me!
R.I.P.

#62 Posted by wis3boi (31824 posts) -

Oh captain my captain

#63 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (6703 posts) -

Really makes me sad! I've always been a big fan of his... Mrs. Doubtfire & Good Will Hunting are 2 of my favourite movies. Extremely talented guy. RIP.

#64 Posted by xdude85 (4524 posts) -

Damn... this hurts... so long Robin Williams, we'll all miss you.

#65 Posted by indzman (19296 posts) -

One of the best comedy actors RIP. Why did he commit suicide ? He was a established actor , its not that he was struggling to get roles or went bankrupt ? Any news on the cause ? Loved him in Mrs Doubtfire sooo much.

#66 Edited by halffullcup (90 posts) -

Ohh man! First Paul walker now him this sucks. RIP

#67 Edited by trugs26 (5781 posts) -

This is so depressing to hear :( He was such a big part of my childhood, and to hear him go via suicide is so saddening.

#68 Edited by Seabas989 (10760 posts) -

Damn...

R.I.P. Robin Williams.

#70 Posted by KHAndAnime (14387 posts) -

@donquixote said:

It sucks that he died, but why are people surprised? A comedian who was depressed? That's a surprise?

He has an extremely positive demeanor compared to most - people didn't know he was depressed. Did you?

#74 Posted by Vaasman (11723 posts) -

@magicalclick said:

Why was he depressed? Is this a typical problem of entertainers?

Yes, especially among comedians.

Depression is fantastic for generating entertainment if motivation is allowing, but not so much for an outlook on life. People are often surprised that someone could look so happy and have depression, but when you're depressed, you get pretty good at putting on a show. What little joy you can get from life will come from giving it to others, from keeping them from feeling how you do.

#75 Posted by strothers101 (266 posts) -

oh man, that guy was a pillar upon which I built many a fun childhood trip to the cinemas.... dammit, just dammit.

#77 Edited by The-Apostle (12193 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

That's too bad. Liked him in his later phyco'y straight rolls. One Hour Photo, Insomnia e.t.c...

I totally forgot I had One Hour Photo! I was gonna play tribute to him tonight. Meh... I guess I can do it tomorrow.

R.I.P. :(

#78 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (14559 posts) -

Wow. This was a man who put such high energy into his performances, especially in his stand-up. Sad to hear what has happened to him.

I hate to get off track in this topic for a second, but we got a few notices regarding some of the posts that were made in here. I just wanted to let people know if anyone wants to make a proper thread discussing depression--one that doesn't involve posting offensive/trolling responses--they're more than welcome to do so.

Also, if a post has been removed, it's been taken down an admin/mod for a reason. Please do not repost it.

#79 Posted by commander (8455 posts) -

@hallenbeck77 said:

Wow. This was a man who put such high energy into his performances, especially in his stand-up. Sad to hear what has happened to him.

I hate to get off track in this topic for a second, but we got a few notices regarding some of the posts that were made in here. I just wanted to let people know if anyone wants to make a proper thread discussing depression--one that doesn't involve posting offensive/trolling responses--they're more than welcome to do so.

Also, if a post has been removed, it's been taken down an admin/mod for a reason. Please do not repost it.

you don't seem to realize those posts could have saved peoples lives, especially on a forum with so much youngsters.

#80 Posted by konvikt_17 (22317 posts) -

Damn was browsing /b/ earlier and saw several threads saying he was dead.

i had hoped it was all fake. googled his name. found out he really is dead.

damn that sucks.

#81 Edited by MirkoS77 (8003 posts) -

@indzman said:

One of the best comedy actors RIP. Why did he commit suicide ? He was a established actor , its not that he was struggling to get roles or went bankrupt ? Any news on the cause ? Loved him in Mrs Doubtfire sooo much.

Not to get too much OT, but anyone that emits his kind of energy and enthusiasm I suspect probably had Bipolar. It's confirmed he suffered from depression, and Bipolar seems like a glove fit for his type of personality. He also fought addiction throughout his years which is a fairly common problem for manics.

#83 Posted by LZ71 (10324 posts) -

It's surreal to me. I've loved watching him since I was young, and this is the last way I would have ever expected to hear him passing. My best wishes to his family in this incredibly unfortunate time.

#84 Posted by indzman (19296 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

@indzman said:

One of the best comedy actors RIP. Why did he commit suicide ? He was a established actor , its not that he was struggling to get roles or went bankrupt ? Any news on the cause ? Loved him in Mrs Doubtfire sooo much.

Not to get too much OT, but anyone that emits his kind of energy and enthusiasm I suspect probably had Bipolar. It's confirmed he suffered from depression, and Bipolar seems like a glove fit for his type of personality. He also fought addiction throughout his years which is a fairly common problem for manics.

shame :(

#85 Edited by Braun_Roid_Rage (790 posts) -

@hallenbeck77 said:

Wow. This was a man who put such high energy into his performances, especially in his stand-up. Sad to hear what has happened to him.

I hate to get off track in this topic for a second, but we got a few notices regarding some of the posts that were made in here. I just wanted to let people know if anyone wants to make a proper thread discussing depression--one that doesn't involve posting offensive/trolling responses--they're more than welcome to do so.

Also, if a post has been removed, it's been taken down an admin/mod for a reason. Please do not repost it.

My post was not at all offensive/trolling, but yeah ok boss.

#86 Posted by Iszdope (10566 posts) -

I'm at a loss for a word...

RIP.

#87 Posted by BranKetra (49378 posts) -

With respect to the circumstances and delicacy for his family and those who knew him, I believe that his life should be remembered for all the good it brought to the world. I will cherish all the joy he brought me as well as the ideas of bringing hope to others in the most dire situations such as Patch Adams and What Dreams May Come among many other films. Robin Williams was wonderful as Genie in Aladdin and chose a legendary name for his daughter and she will likely be treated with dignity and respect in part because of that similar to the Nintendo video game character that name originated from which is yet one of many things he has done for the good of others in his life.

#88 Posted by Braun_Roid_Rage (790 posts) -

@evildead6789 said:

@hallenbeck77 said:

Wow. This was a man who put such high energy into his performances, especially in his stand-up. Sad to hear what has happened to him.

I hate to get off track in this topic for a second, but we got a few notices regarding some of the posts that were made in here. I just wanted to let people know if anyone wants to make a proper thread discussing depression--one that doesn't involve posting offensive/trolling responses--they're more than welcome to do so.

Also, if a post has been removed, it's been taken down an admin/mod for a reason. Please do not repost it.

you don't seem to realize those posts could have saved peoples lives, especially on a forum with so much youngsters.

Probably the only time I will agree with this guy.

#89 Posted by Kevlar101 (6232 posts) -

It's not often that the death of a celebrity really affects me.

This is a rare exception. This will take time to process. Really damn unfortunate.... it hurts.

#90 Posted by CyberLips (1824 posts) -

So damn sad, we'll miss you Robin. :(

#91 Posted by AM-Gamer (4898 posts) -

This is sad I grew up watching so many of his movies. He will be missed. It's sad that so many great actors seem to be horrible depressed. I wish his family the best.

#92 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2204 posts) -

RIP, I don't remember ever seeing a bad movie of his. even Bicentennial Man which was crapped on by critics. I loved that movie. Mrs. Doubtfire was a classic, he was also the genie in Alladin. And Jack was great too. Many more....Good Will Hunting, jumanji, Hook, oh man this one hurts.

I knew he was struggling with alcoholism, I just wish he would have talked to someone, I bet he had a ton of hollywood friends and he struggled in silence.

One of the greats.

#94 Posted by Korvus (6150 posts) -

While not a huge fan (as in, I didn't run to watch every single thing he has ever done), he was quite entertaining and seemed to have a good heart. Besides, he was not just an actor, he was a person, and it's always sad to hear that someone just couldn't take it anymore.

He'll definitely be missed by many...

#95 Posted by gameofthering (10423 posts) -

I just woke up an hour ago and it was on the news. He was a good actor and was in many films that I enjoy.

#96 Posted by sukraj (23648 posts) -

@iloveatlus said:

Oh wow. He will be missed. I grew up watching his movies.

me too I remember watching Mork N Mindy back when I was a kid.

#97 Posted by PsychoLemons (2296 posts) -

It was too soon and so sudden.....

#98 Edited by elkoldo (1369 posts) -

Awakening ,Jumanji and Insomnia are among my favorite films.Actually I watched Insomnia just recently and have been meaning to watch the comedy License to Wed.

If he's been suffering from severe depression ,I can't say he did the wrong thing.Who's there to say this isn't his redemption ?

#99 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (956 posts) -

Honestly, Robin Williams death stings a bit like Michael Jacksons death did. I grew up on Robins movies and Michaels music.

#100 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8993 posts) -

Robin Williams was definitely the best comedian/drama actor of our time. I loved him as a child in Hook and Aladdin, as well as Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji. He will be missed, but I found an old article about his financial struggles in the past.

Link

Could he have taken his own life because he never recovered from his alimony for his two ex-wives? Did he started to think that his third wife only loved him for his money? I feel like going to tears for him, as Robin Williams deserved better :(