Actor Robin Williams died this morning in California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division and his press representative. He was 63.
“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement tonight. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Officials are investigating the circumstances of his death. source
This one struck me hard. Robin Williams became my very first favorite actor when I was a kid.
With movies like Dead Poets Society, Hook, Mrs.Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Will Hunting, Patch Adams, and my ultimate favorite What Dreams May Come.
The feeling I got from watching What Dreams May Come as a young kid became engraved in my soul forever. I have never forgotten this movie and I never will.
Thank you Robin Williams for your amazing talent, your great presence and spiritual demeanor. I’m sorry you had to fight with the demons of addiction and depression throughout your life.
May you rest in peace.