Robin Williams Committed Suicide (1951 – 2014)

Legendary actor/comedian Robin Williams was just found dead in his home where he reportedly committed suicide. He was 63. TMZ reports:

According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office … authorities found William’s body inside his home. They say he was found unresponsive.
He was unconscious and not breathing and the coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia.
Williams was last seen alive at his house at 10 PM Sunday night.
Robin went back to rehab last month to focus on his sobriety. We’re told alcohol was an issue.

One of my very first introductions to comedy was Mork & Mindy when I couldn’t have been more than three or four. I had the Mork doll in overalls where you pulled the string and it said, “Nanoo nanoo!” and would relentlessly hound my parents to watch the show at all hours of the day way before the advent of Netflix, DVRs or even VHS, so that must’ve been a real treat for them. Anyway, yes, Robin Williams went on to make some spectacularly ass movies later in life and became an almost hyperactive parody of himself, but you could always tell he was a guy struggling to stave off some seriously dark shit with spastic comedy and kept fighting the good fight all the way into his 60s.

Thanks for making a little boy laugh with your egg ship, Mork. You earned your rest.

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