R.I.P. Robin Williams

12 Aug

We tend to cry the most for those who made us laugh the most.”

 

I practically grew up watching Robin Williams. He made me laugh so often. That’s the best gift you can give someone––the gift of laughter.

Oscar winner Robin Williams dies at 63 ~ USA TODAY

 

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Robin Williams dead; he was battling depression –– CNN.com

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Robin Williams dies in apparent suicide –– LA Times

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‘The Crazy Ones’ Premiere: Robin Williams –– Huffington Post

Were you a fan of Robin Williams? What was your favorite Robin Williams movie, show, or moment?

42 Responses to “R.I.P. Robin Williams”

  1. mihrank August 12, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Excellent presentation and tribute sharing the great moments!

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  2. Leslie August 12, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    I know! This is so sad! I was hoping it was a hoax, I’ll have to watch Aladin this weekend.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

      Aw, Leslie. Nope, no hoax. Unfortunately it is true. That’s a great idea! I think I’ll watch something of his also. 🙂

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  3. Karen August 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Thank you for this lovely tribute to Robin Williams, Vashti! ⭐

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    • Karen August 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

      Can you imagine someone not being a fan?
      He was so intense – awesome. He was a great Mork, Teddy Roosevelt, Garp, etc. I also liked him in ‘The Crazy Ones’.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

        I can’t imagine anyone not liking at least one of his comedic movies. He was a riot! He also proved that a comedic actor can also do drama.

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      • Karen August 13, 2014 at 7:03 am #

        He was a brilliant actor and comedian. In comedies, characters can seem shallow; his presence and intensity was always there – in every role.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

        I completely agree.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

      Oh, you’re very welcome. I’m a huge fan!

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  4. Lenore August 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Robin Williams was the only comedian to ever literally have me rolling on the floor laughing. Good thing was I was young enough not to get hurt falling off the bed and hitting the floor from laughing so hard. Good bye Robin. Thank you for helping me feel.My condolences go out to his family and friends.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

      Hello Lenore. I feel the same way. He could really crack me up. I’m going to miss his humor.

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  5. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin August 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Whilst he was indeed a comedic genius and amazing actor it is the loss of another human soul to this debilitating and destructive disease that disturbs and saddens me. What dark place he must have lived in behind the scenes … Rest in peace O Captain My Captain xx

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

      I absolutely agree with you, Yolanda. It’s ironic that someone who put so many smiles on peoples faces died so sad. 😦 Depression is a serious disease and it’s physiological.

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  6. balmtomysoul August 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    I loved Mrs. Doubtfire. It was hilarious! This just shows that depression doesn’t always have the sad face. Poor Robin Williams. My heart goes out to his family right now!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

      Hello! Yes, Mrs. Doubtfire is one of my favorites too. You’re right, I believe the majority of people that suffer from depression try to hide it from others. Some people feel ashamed when they shouldn’t. Depression is a disease just like diabetes, crohn’s or any other, but there’s a stigma attached to this disease because people don’t know enough about it. 😦

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  7. JESS44903 August 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    This is such a nice post!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  8. Joy @ Yesterfood August 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Thank you for honoring Robin Williams, Vashti. ♥ A great loss.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

      It was my pleasure, Joy! He’s one of my favorites and he will certainly be missed. ❤

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  9. beingawordsmith August 13, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    I like how you composed this, Vashti. What a comic genuius Robin Williams was. I’m still in shock over his passing. I have been a fan of his since his Mork and Mindy days. Watching him do interviews was always a treat because he would just take over. Dead Poets Society and Insomnia are my favorite movies of his. I enjoyed One Hour Photo too. I was even watching his comeback TV show, The Crazy Ones. It was very funny but cancelled after one season. Pam Dawber did a cameo appearance and I was so excited to see Mork and Mindy reunited. LOL

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

      Ha,ha! I know, I was excited when I saw Mork and Mindy together again. He was such a versatile actor playing a woman, psycho, mentally challenged…he was great. He will be missed. 😦

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  10. Andrea Fogleman August 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    So sad 😦 He was loved by the world and yet so unhappy. I agree so ironic to bring some much joy and laughter to so many people and be so depressed and lost to feel the need to end it. Wish there was something someone could have done. It’s hard to wrap my mind around the thought of no more Robin Movies. So sad. Loved him in Mrs. Doubtfire! Doubtfire, dear! ugh

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

      Hello Andrea, yes, it is difficult to believe that there will be no more Robin Williams movies. Depression is a serious disease. Maybe people will place closer attention to people suffering from this disease from now on. 😦

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  11. Michelle Stanley August 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    Hi Vashti,
    One of my favourite movies was Birdcage. It was hilarious and I thought Robin’s talent shone in the character he played. He was a naturally gifted actor/comedian.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 14, 2014 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Michelle! Oh my goodness! I had forgotten about birdcage! I love that movie it is hysterical. I’m going to try to find it and watch it. Robin Williams was definitely a naturally gifted actor and comedian. He played so many believable roles from a woman (Mrs. Doubtfire), an android (Bicentennial Man), Peter Pan (Hook), cartoon character (Popeye), psycho (One Hour Photo), and I can go on and on. Thanks for reminding me of Birdcage! 😀

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  12. Zee August 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Mrs Doubtfire! Loved his stand-up comedy as well.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi Zee! That seems to be a lot of people’s favorite. I loved that movie too. 😉

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  13. GiGi Eats Celebrities August 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Mrs. Doubtfire. Yep, that was my movie!! The man was a genius. It is sad that he did not see that in himself.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 14, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      Or maybe he did. Just not in the moment he was gripped by depression. It is really sad. He’ll be missed for sure. 😦

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  14. Brittnei Washington August 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    I’m not really a fan of celebrities. When I hear about death though on the news I feel as horrible as I do about it happening to one of them as I do when it happens to people who weren’t famous. I have watched a few of his movies though and I did think he was funny and a good actor. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

      I understand. He was someone I was used to seeing on TV and in the movies, and he made me feel happy while I watched. I appreciated that. The disease ‘depression’ exists in my family so I know how devastating it could be.

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  15. April (@100LBC) August 14, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Hearing this saddened me deeply. He was such a talent that brought me so much laughter, it hurts to know that he was so sad inside. I wish he could have taken some of our love and laughter and internalized it. I know it doesn’t work that way. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful presentation.

    Your co-host from Creative Style Linkup ~~April~~

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  16. teagan geneviene August 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    He brought me so much happiness when i was a soul searching teenager. Such a loss. Hugs to you Vashti.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

      Aw. Thank you for the hugs, Teagan. He did that for so many, including me. He will really be missed. *Hugs & Kisses* 😀

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  17. Doreen Sargente August 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    Don’t know if this makes sense, but when I heard about his suicide, I was shocked, yet not surprised. I always felt there was something about him that was hiding behind a mask. His persona was far too manic, and sadly, like many geniuses, it took it’s toll.

    He was an extremely versatile actor and comedian as his many roles prove. One of my favorites was Mrs. Doubtfire. More recently I saw Jack and the speech he gave at the end seems very fitting now.

    We each only have a short time here on earth. Some shorter than others. The best we can hope for is to leave behind a legacy, and in that regard Robin is leading the pack.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      Hello Doreen, beautiful words. You’re an intelligent and insightful woman. I love hearing from you. 😀

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  18. gjoelfranco August 19, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    I am still stunned so many days after…He touched my life in so many ways and I never even met him! He had a special soul and I’ll miss him. I grew up with his movies too…

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

      Yes, I guess you don’t have to know someone personally for them to touch your life. His work was magnificent. He made so many laugh and forget their problems––that’s awesome!

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  19. Sunni Morris August 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Vashti.

    I’m cleaning out my inbox and ran across this post. Everyone I know posted about Robin Williams passing, including me. I loved this guy. The world was a happier place with him in it. He brought so much joy to everyone’s lives and he suffered so much on the inside. You’d never know because he was always “in character”, except probably at home when his wife saw the worst of him and the public never got to see that part.

    He was a natural talent and will be so missed. I loved Mrs. Doubtfire, although he showed he could play any role, humorous or serious. There are not many people who can pull that off. He was so good at ad libbing and I really think he got through some of his internal pain by making people laugh.

    I really hope he’s at peace now and his passing has brouht some kind of awareness to this disease.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

      Hi Sunni, I agree with you he was fabulous and will be missed. I also think you’re right about the fact that he got through some of the bad times by making people laugh. So sad.

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