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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4695 on: 12 August, 2014, 12:28:41 AM »
God, that's depressing - he was once part of the cultural furniture he was that ubiquitous, and in so many great and memorable roles, too.  I haven't seen Good Morning Vietnam in years and that needs to be corrected soon.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4696 on: 12 August, 2014, 12:33:05 AM »
Ah, stomm. Genuinely upset.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4697 on: 12 August, 2014, 12:37:14 AM »
Even sadder news given the circumstances. Upsetting.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4698 on: 12 August, 2014, 12:58:32 AM »
Absolutely dreadful and unexpected news about the death of Robin Williams....
A really great actor ( saw him recently, in Good Will Hunting and he was marvellous ) and also an extremely funny stand up comic.    Will be sadly missed...RIP Robin Williams, you made millions laugh !!
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4699 on: 12 August, 2014, 03:29:26 AM »
That news is quite shocking and terribly sad!

From when he was on telly as Mork, through his extremely energentic live comedy routines to seeing him portray various characters through his films, I've enjoyed his work enormously. A very talented man and very giving, having read the Christopher Reeves autobiography, he helped pay for a lot of his medical costs!

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4700 on: 12 August, 2014, 05:31:16 AM »
I used to IDOLISE Robin Williams as a kid - this is one of those deaths that seems too big to be real.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4701 on: 12 August, 2014, 05:40:10 AM »
Hard to believe.  A truly outstanding stand-up, and so many great roles in key TV shows and films (and not a few awful ones).  Thinking about his body of work, it's hard to believe he was so young.  Desperately sad news.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4702 on: 12 August, 2014, 06:37:04 AM »

Poor man.


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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4703 on: 12 August, 2014, 08:32:15 AM »
Sudden crappy news and someone you'd think had everything to live for.

His films have had a presence throughout my life and as a fan of the book he was an excellent Garp.

Someone at work just mentioned The Fisher King and I let out an audible "FUCK!" that's still echoing around the early morning office.

You'll be missed Mr Williams, especially in my house.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4704 on: 12 August, 2014, 08:42:31 AM »
Ah crap.
May have to dig one of his stand up videos out of the garage to watch tonight. 
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4705 on: 12 August, 2014, 09:10:19 AM »
Dammit! RIP Robin, always loved him in his films, Good Morning Vietnam and many.

How weird as was watch The Family Guy last night on BBC3 when Peter turning everybody he touches into Robin Williams.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4706 on: 12 August, 2014, 09:21:46 AM »
O Captain! My Captain!
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4707 on: 12 August, 2014, 10:36:44 AM »
'Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.' - President Obama

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4708 on: 12 August, 2014, 11:18:08 AM »
And if it was suicide as a result of depression it shows just how vigilant family members of people suffering this disease have to be, despite all his success and charitable work and joy that he brought people, this thing could still lay him low. I'm genuinely saddened by this news, we need all the laughs we can get in this world. Poor soul.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4709 on: 12 August, 2014, 11:46:30 AM »
'Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.' - President Obama

Note he doesn't include creepy photo booth guy, gay director, homeless loon or murderer.  But fair play to Obama's writers, not a bad job there.

It'd maybe be something if this sad end to a great life finally allowed people to see that the darkest depression is not the product of an inability to cope with hard times or a weakness of character but rather something that can destroy you when you're on top of the world, and one of the planet's finest people.  Depression tells you you're none of those things, and you and the world would be better off without you: how wrong that is.