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I was really hoping it was a hoax.  My heart sank with every news piece online that mentioned this, and seemingly all in the last 20 minutes.  My wife is holding out hope it's a hoax, but I don't think so.  Really, really sad.

 

And Harms, I don't know what that is referencing, but you might want to mention that.  Otherwise it comes off weird.

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This is absolutely shocking and awful. He was one of my favorite performers and someone I could always watch to make me forget about whatever was bothering me. I hope it brings more attention on how serious a problem depression is, if that is what he was suffering from.

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Michael Ian Black tweeted about it, and he had all these responses saying it was a hoax. Then I googled and it was true and I was so pissed.

So sad to know someone who made billions of people laugh was in so much distress.

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It was completely awful but unfortunately not too shocking if the reports of his severe depression in the last couple months are true.

 

In a world of short attention spans you can wonder what the big deal about Robin Williams was given how unsuccessful he was on TV last couple years and how oddly dark and twisted some of his movie characters were lately.  But he was a incredible comedian in the late 70's and most of the 80's.   Mork and Mindy was a great show (the chemistry between him and Jonathan Winters is legendary)  and Good Morning Vietnam is a classic.  His stand up specials on HBO in the 70's were mind blowing for how chaotic he was.   Also never forget his charity work including one of the 3 original founders of Comic Relief telethons

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And Harms, I don't know what that is referencing, but you might want to mention that. Otherwise it comes off weird.

He says that line after he pelts Brosnan with fruit in Mrs Doubtfire. My apologies if anyone thinks I'm taking the piss. Dudes a legend.

Also it was "run-by fruiting". So I fucked that up. Nothing to see here, people.

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They say that the best comedy comes from tragedy but there's no humor to be found here... Totally heartbroken reading this news.

I remember watching tapes of his stand up as a teen and not really understanding some of the punchlines but still laughing my ass of at just how active he was. Id seen Pryor, Murphy and Dangerfield stuff but Robin Williams was a whole different level. I was in awe of his energy.

Then I remember a Letterman interview after his heart surgery when he admitted that he spiked all of his water bottles with cocaine. Every time he took a sip on stage he was getting a buzz and thats how he kept going.

It was both funny as hell but also deeply tragic.

He was also a really under rated dramatic actor and I think far too many people couldnt get beyond his comedy to appreciate that. One Hour Photo is a film I hope more people rewatch and really study and Hook is one of my all time favorite films and I have a whole new level of appreciation for the dramatic moments in it now that I have kids of my own.

There were always rumors of him being cast as The Riddler in the Dark Knight trilogy. I think he wouldve been fantastic.

I never met Robin Williams, I never even took the oppertunity to see any of his live shows for various reasons, but he was the first comedian that I ever wanted to be.

I would stand in front of a mirror training myself to do accents. I created whole characters based on voices alone and had great times playing around with people I would meet at friends parties. We'd all be in on the joke for an hour or so before letting everyone know what was going on.

Im not really the religious type but I hope that he has found a better place.

RIP Robin. Bangarang!

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It's weird. I actually enjoyed watching him in movies, either comedic or dramatic (though mostly dramatic) and yet, I always found him a bit overbearing when I saw him on chat shows or whatnot. Like most comedians, he was always on, where every line had to be a punchline, but he seemed moreso than others.

 

Still, this is genuinely sad. The first movie that came to mind was World's Greatest Dad... not a movie I particularly liked, but it seems now looking back at it that that character may have hit close to home for him.

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An absolute sucker punch sad.png

 

If the suicide by hanging is true i guess i won't be watching World's Greatest Dad anytime soon.

 

Watched SO much of his work, Good Morning Vietnam, Garp, Club Paradise, Mrs Doubtfire, The Fisher King, Birdcage etc he has been in some terrible rubbish as well but even in them there were glimpses of fun (he's the only sodding thing to watch Happy Feet for) and World's Greatest Dad might just be him at his best as an actor.

 

Fuck off with this news

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I heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed, life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears."But doctor," he says, "I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.

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