Robin Williams passed yesterday of what appears to be a suicide at the age of 63. I hardly take notice of celebrity deaths because they are just someone I don’t know and while it is sad, my heart is rarely involved. He was different. I have never cried over a celebrity death before. He is one of those people that brought amazing happiness and cheer to those around him. His professional career was amazing for most of us as fans. He was even more amazing in his personal life. He took the time to make people feel good whether he knew them or not. Stories and pictures of his kindness have exploded on the internet since his passing.
He had a history of depression as well as bi-polar disorder. He also had a history of addiction. It is incredibly sad to me that the man who brought so much happiness to others could not find it in his own life. Should you find yourself in the same position as Robin, please let someone know. The suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-TALK for anyone in the USA. Don’t wait until it is too late. Get help. More people love you than you know!
Rest in peace Robin. You are loved and will be greatly missed.