Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8.12.14 Hero of the Day: Robin Williams

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Name: Robin Williams
Age: was 63
Occupation: actor/comedian
Last Seen: Tiburon, CA
Awarded For: being one of the funniest men alive 

One of the greatest comedians and actors who ever lived is gone.

As many of us know by now, Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide. He had been suffering severe depression as of late and was even in rehab.

In his 40+ year career, Williams appeared in dozens of movies and even won an Oscar for his supporting role in 1997's Good Will Hunting. He'll never be forgotten for the role that started it all, the alien Mork from Mork and Mindy.

But for me, my all-time favorite role of Williams is definitely that of Mrs. Doubtfire. The movie itself couldn't come out at a better time, just five months after my parents separated in 1993. I'll never forget him playing an old housekeeper just to see his estranged children. It was funny and it also had a great message for those going through a divorce, young and old.

But yes, Williams had other movies you might remember, too: Good Morning VietnamA Night at the MuseumPatch AdamsPopeye and too many others to mention.

My heart goes out to Williams' family and friends. I hope God will bless and help them during this horrific time. As somebody who has recently dated a woman who is battling the disease, I know how it feels. You try to cheer that person up only to have them spew vitriol at you just because the pain is comfortable. It's too bad that Robin tried to resolve his demons, but it was too late.

Thanks, Robin. You will definitely be missed. 


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