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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Might be my favorite actor.  Rumors of depression and possible suicide are running around.

Rest in peace Mr. Williams.  You will be terribly missed.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

Suicide by asphyxiation. Awful awful awful.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

There is less funny in the world today.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

:(

Helen, I'm flying!

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

RIP Oh Captain, My Captain……. :(

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Sucks. One of my favorites. RIP.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

I'm having trouble with this one. I'm slowly getting to the age where the celebrity deaths aren't just names my parents know... They're names I know.
This one in particular was always a favorite. From Batty, to Patch Adams... An awful end.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

"A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we'll all be together forever."


What dreams may come is one of my all time faves.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

I dug into my inner child to watch Batty's rap from Ferngully (my all-time favorite cartoon still as a 22-year-old. For those unfamiliar it's basically a comedic version of Avatar without the explosions and gunfire)... These lyrics from the comedic rap couldn't be more appropriate if the apparent suicide is what happened:

They used and abused me
Battered and bruised me
Red wires green wires stuck em' right through me!
So hear my Batty word, And exercise a little prudence
When dealing with humans

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Well ###### :cry:

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

I knew I really liked the man's work, but I'm not certain I understood how much he meant to me until now. I'm honestly heartbroken by this news.

Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage,  Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Insomnia...

These are all movies I watched more than twice. We are losing great actors at a troubling pace this year.

Edited by Glass Case Of Emotion, 11 August 2014 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

Sad sad sad news. I gotta find my dvd of live on broadway

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

Sad, sad day

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

We were lucky to have his genius, and for so long. It's a minor miracle he lived this long.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

Jesus.  So unexpected... I knew he'd struggled with addiction but thought he'd come all the way back and was well.  So sad.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

View Postbiodork, on 11 August 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

Jesus.  So unexpected... I knew he'd struggled with addiction but thought he'd come all the way back and was well.  So sad.

Worse.  He struggled with mental illness.


Watched An Evening with Robin Williams tonight.  Bittersweet.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:45 PM

View Postweave, on 11 August 2014 - 08:37 PM, said:

Worse.  He struggled with mental illness.


Watched An Evening with Robin Williams tonight.  Bittersweet.

Somehow I never knew that.  The man was a brilliant chameleon, and like Philip Seymour Hoffman, gone too soon.  :(

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:49 PM

RIP you funny zany mofo

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

Watching Hook did not make me feel better. Dustin Hoffman aside Williams carries that film. Which was kind of his MO. There's no upstaging him.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

View Postdrnkirishone, on 11 August 2014 - 08:49 PM, said:

RIP you funny zany mofo



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This makes me sad and laugh at the same time.

Usually celebrity deaths don't phase me at all.  I am genuinely bummed tonight.  I feel like I grew up laughing with him.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:18 PM

His forgotten Classic, the Fisher King, watch it guys……Was one of a kind and was in so many movies that people fell in love with the movie and him.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:20 PM

I never saw Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 11 August 2014 - 09:20 PM, said:

I never saw Mrs. Doubtfire.
I just watched it for the first time tonight, in honor of a great versatile actor/comedian.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

View PostDR HOLLIDAY, on 11 August 2014 - 09:18 PM, said:

His forgotten Classic, the Fisher King, watch it guys……Was one of a kind and was in so many movies that people fell in love with the movie and him.

Jeff Bridges was on Stern this morning and while listening on ny commute I told myself I'd watch one of his movies tonight. With the Robin Williams news it had to be The Fisher King, I just finished it on Netflix. Brilliant.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 11 August 2014 - 07:36 PM, said:

I knew I really liked the man's work, but I'm not certain I understood how much he meant to me until now. I'm honestly heartbroken by this news.

Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage,  Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Insomnia...

These are all movies I watched more than twice. We are losing great actors at a troubling pace this year.

Peter Pan, and I will never forget Mork and Mindy with Jonathan Winters as their child.  Sad day indeed.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:17 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 11 August 2014 - 09:32 PM, said:

Jeff Bridges was on Stern this morning and while listening on ny commute I told myself I'd watch one of his movies tonight. With the Robin Williams news it had to be The Fisher King, I just finished it on Netflix. Brilliant.

It is a great Film, Terry Giliam (sp) directed……..A really great movie.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

Shazbot!!  :(

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:24 AM

Very sad day, I hope he can RIP.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:52 AM

This is the priced paid for genius it appears. Robin Williams is yet another victim of his own talents. The ability to see the world in such a way that daily life becomes unbearable. I don't think any of us will ever fully understand why the likes of Robin Williams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and others who create so much art feel the need to destroy themselves in the process. It's Faustian in a way.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:14 AM

View Postbiodork, on 11 August 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

Jesus.  So unexpected... I knew he'd struggled with addiction but thought he'd come all the way back and was well.  So sad.

I read an interview with the manager of an L.A. comedy club who'd known him for decades (sorry I can't provide a link) -- she said that, while she was widely thought to have known him well, she never really knew him; he was always full of voices and characters, but that he always seemed to be in pain underneath it all. Tears of a clown, as Smokey once sang.

I also saw this posted on my Facebook feed, and loved it. (Volume is low -- you will need to turn it up.)



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:21 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 11 August 2014 - 07:36 PM, said:

I knew I really liked the man's work, but I'm not certain I understood how much he meant to me until now. I'm honestly heartbroken by this news.

Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage,  Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Insomnia...

These are all movies I watched more than twice. We are losing great actors at a troubling pace this year.

this.  I went through a mental list last night and was shocked at how many movies I just absolutely love of his! This is sad! :(

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

http://www.cracked.c...a_ibsrc=fanpage

This is really interesting about comedians in general

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:24 PM

The man was a unique talent - he really set the comedy world on its ear when he broke out. Others before him did impressions, voices and characters, but Robin Williams did all three in one sentence.  The fact that he could act, really seriously act was both a surprise and a delight.  The entertainment world was never the same after he came along. He will be sorely missed and fondly thought of.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

I don't know never was big fan of him, but he will be missed by many.

guess i just wasn't a fan of his comedy work, allthough i did like some of his other movies.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

I thought after seeing one hour photo that it may have been a window into his soul.  A very dark, tortured character.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

And now Lauren Bacall has died. What a brutal week.

http://insidemovies....en-bacall-dies/

I don't think I'm going to read the news tomorrow.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:03 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 12 August 2014 - 07:19 PM, said:

And now Lauren Bacall has died. What a brutal week.

http://insidemovies....en-bacall-dies/

I don't think I'm going to read the news tomorrow.

We need to get David Letterman and Bill Murray into protective custody...like immediately.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 12 August 2014 - 08:03 PM, said:

We need to get David Letterman and Bill Murray into protective custody...like immediately.

Donald Sutherland too.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:23 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 12 August 2014 - 08:15 PM, said:

Donald Sutherland too.

Just about the only one I'm not worried about is Jeff Bridges.

The Dude abides.

Edited by Glass Case Of Emotion, 12 August 2014 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

Also there are no true Bacall films on Netflix right now. What a travesty. How to Marry a Millionaire will have to do.

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 12 August 2014 - 08:23 PM, said:



Just about the only one I'm not worried about is Jeff Bridges.

The Dude abides.

Don't make me nervous.

Has anyone called Clint today?