I always felt like he was a tortured soul, and always thought he must do drugs.
Asphyxiation. I read the same thing. What did he do? Tie a back around his head? What does that cause of death actually cover? Hanging oneself? Gas? I don’t mean to be morbid or not show respect, but I was curious when I read it.
What an amazing talent was Robin Williams, what an amazing body of work. I am sad beyond words for his untimely loss. I can only hope that Robin and his mentor, Jonathan Winters, another great comedic talent recently lost, are somewhere together, riffing and laughing their heads off.
Well…I adored him and his his work but…I also believe if someone wants to end their suffering, for whatever reason, it is their choice. He has had heart trouble, addiction trouble and obviously recent rehab again, poor guy, but, his choice.
I really don’t feel suicide is tragic, it is a personal choice. It’s tragic when a 16 yr. old kills themselves but at age 63, well…he’s already lived his life and obviously felt he would rather exit than suffer anymore.
It’s okay to be done, just sad and shocking for the surviving family members.
I love the scene in Good Will Hunting when Will’s been flip with Robin Williams character one too many times. Grabbing him by the throat, “You will not disrespect my wife, or I will end you” (paraphrase)
@rockfan No. “What a waste” does not mean his life and career was a waste. It is a compliment. It means there was so much more he could do and so much more good he could do for the world – but now it’s over. All that potential – gone.
On the other hand if someone says it about someone alive like a Kardashian that has a totally different meaning.
His smile, humor and personality will never be forgotten, such a shame, another one gone way too soon. Sometimes the ones who we can count on for a good laugh or even a smile, spend time battling demons we cant even imagine. R.I.P Robin Williams.
In my opinion, there was always an element of desperation in his comedy. Back to Mork and Mindy. I think the frequent changes in topic/persona were an effort to please everyone. He seemed more at peace in later years.
To his life, I can only say, “Bravo! Peace be with you, Robin.”
@ibstubro Mmm…thing is he is an ENTP personality, me too, and our types are known to be very quick witted, great at improv. rather Nihilistic and are highly represented in comedy and entertainment. Very bright people that need a lot of stimulation or they start plucking themselves like parrots in a closet. haha
We are also prone to hedonistic tendencies for better or worse. Big personalities have big appetites and whether happy or sad those appetites rarely wean.
I have joked for years that I need to be half dead to go off my feed. lol
Bottom line, the fine line between genius and madness that often plagues the brightest stars in this galaxy. ENTPs are naturally known to be very humorous and this trait surpasses depression and is a natural part of this types personality structure so I think it is unfair to single out a bit of sardonic humor in these temperaments. It is simply the offbeat way we see the world, George Carlin was another ENTP.
I think he just killed himself, I don’t think it was some sort of sex thing. When I would see him in interviews it seemed like his mind was a mile a minute. It was hard for me to watch, I can’t imagine living in that state.