August 16, 2014
Remembering Robin Williams...
Oscar winning actor and legendary stand-up comedian Robin Williams died last week, at his own hand after struggling with depression, addiction, and other health issues.
His death was shocking and sad, and has in the media and online worlds brought out the best and the worst ... look at Jimmy Fallon's touching tribute as an example of the best, and the venom spewed at Williams' daughter Zelda by internet trolls as the worst.
Maybe people will learn something about depression, or just about kindness, from all of this?
I loved Williams in everything from Mork and Mindy to Aladdin and Good Will Hunting and Mrs Doubtfire and The Birdcage and so many more...
To see his range, check out little seen gems like Insomnia and One-Hour Photo... the man was an incredible actor.
He also was by all accounts a kind and decent human being who did tons of charity and community work.
Here is a fun performance by Williams at the 2000 Academy Awards, when he was a surprise performer of best song nominee "Blame Canada" from the South Park movie...
Nanu Nanu, Mr Williams.