August 12, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

What a terrible shame. Robin Williams took his own life. Never saw it coming and I wonder why those close to him didn't either. Failing financially and emotionally the poor soul saw no other way out. I wonder how long it took for him to reach that decision and then do it without his wife or somebody intervening. Could he be that good an actor?

IMHO suicide is a helluva lousy way to self medicate.


LL said...

How could you fail financially with that sort of basis and following? I know that it can happen. Look at Michael Jackson. I simply find it surprising.

sig94 said...

LL - I was surprised to hear that also. Perhaps two California divorces? The last one cost him $30 million. Plus I read he was generous to a fault.

Euripides said...

His suicide is being glamorized all over Facebook and the media. It's a shame people have to make Robin Williams' suicide look noble and a "star's" way of dealing with depression.

sig94 said...

Euripides - Never let a celebrity's misfortune go to waste, eh?

Euripides said...

You know our society's screwed up when his suicide is defended with all the zeal of religion. The usual outcry, from people who haven't experienced depression, is "You just don't understand depression."

While I'm sad he's gone, I pity those he left behind to "deal" with his poor choices and the glamorization of his death.