Robin Williams Deceased at Age 63 – August 11, 2014

Robin Williams Deceased at Age 63 – August 11, 2014

garpaCFN – The world is mourning the loss of one of the most fearless actors I’ve ever seen; Robin Williams.   It’s reported that he took his own life today at the age of 63.

The World According to Garp may not have been the best movie ever made; but it left a stain on a young writer back in the 80’s when I first saw it on the big screen in Montreal.

Robin had been making the shift from comedy like so many other talented comics.  Anyone that’s ever hung out with comics knows how serious they can be in real life.

At the peak of his career Robin was in some of the greatest movies of his era.  He also made some stinkers; but he was a true star whether on stage, in TV or movies, and of course lending his voice to some major animated classics.

He even appeared on SCTV.

Toys was another film that moved me with such a huge cast. Robin worked with so many talented filmmakers in his career.

And in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King with Jeff Bridges

After 2000 he never was wanting for work; but never found the critically acclaimed roles that he so made magical in the 90’s.

Heart surgery and dealing with addiction and depression surely impacted his career over the last decade.

Social media is filling up with comments and of course condolences.  The World is stunned tonight at the loss of one of the greats.

RIP Robin Williams and thank you for making us feel joy, drama and in the end, like losing a close family member, sadness.

You can now take the set after Richard Pryor at that great comedy club in the sky.

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tnpreacher555
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“You can now take the set after Richard Pryor at that great comedy club in the sky”. Dream on!

“As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…”(Ezek 33:11).

Furtz
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Classy as always, Newton.
RIP Robin Williams.

Hugger1
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RIP Robin. You’re at peace now.

jules
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Yesterday my daughter came back from the doctor and my husband told me that before I fully entered the door. This was a shock. The man was troubled mentally and turned to drugs and alcohol. Robin Williams was multi talented but when the brain is troubled nothing will help – no amount of money nor luxuries – we all go the same way. I worked with two lovely people over 30 years ago who had the same disease and both took their lives. One was one of our offices an auditor and he retired from the government and made his… Read more »
jules
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Do you know what is strange folks is that the auditor who worked with us was always joking and every time he entered our unit he had a joke for all of us and always smiling and laughing. One day I had everyone laughing and I had Merle roaring with laughter. My supervisor sent me on a private thing for her during office hours and I wasn’t feeling well that day and I walked very far and from Metalfe and Laurier Ave. all the way to the Connaught Bldg. on Sussex Dr. and it was the wrong place. Everyone wondered… Read more »
Furtz
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Not necessarily a mistake Jules. Some people know when they’ve had enough. As for the soul, that’s just yet another thing that exists in the imaginations of those who believe in such things.

jules
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Furtz the sole is no imagination at all and yes we all have souls and many people are very troubled. My husband was just commenting just now about how many celebrities end up taking their lives or are on drugs and alcohol. Money means nothing Furtz and when ones soul is troubled all that has no meaning at all. Robin Williams was very talented and hilarious and all what he gave to the public did not have the same effect on himself. He was troubled with depression for a long time. I remember way back when they interviewed him he… Read more »
Furtz
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Whatever you say Jules.

tnpreacher555
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RIP = rest in peace. Will not be for the one if he or she dies without a saving relationship with God via the Lord Jesus Christ and that by faith. It His is saving merit and worth that delivers you from the eternal torments of hell. An account of life after death given by the Lord Jesus Christ -“And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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To allow a false hope and expectation to be encouraged by the death of Mr. Williams of him “resting in peace” or “…can now take the set after Richard Pryor at that great comedy club in the sky” is cruel and wrong for those that are yet alive. The world will mourn for one of their own, but it is like what the Lord Jesus Christ said to one facing the same issue – “And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the… Read more »
jules
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Pastor Newton I always respect you and hold you at the highest level in society but one thing that I want from you please sir is to have a little bit of respect for the suffering that people like Robin Williams along with so many other people go through. I was on yahoo.ca and you would be surprised how many people are afflicted with this horrible disease and many try to commit suicide. Margaret Trudeau came forward on The Hour talking about that and said that not every med suits everybody and people have to be taking the meds that… Read more »
jules
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We just lost one of the greatest living actresses of all times and that is Ms. Lauren Bacall (Humphrey Bogart’s wife) at age 89 years old. Look on yahoo.ca and you will find the write up. Lauren is a cousin to the president of Israel and both their real names is Perske. No not Netanyahu he is the PM and not the president. She was one of my husband’s and mine favorites of the screen. They sure don’t make celebrities like that anymore. I don’t even go near the TV at all and it is on and won’t touch it… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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Jules – no where in the Holy Scriptures does it state that depression(or any other mental illness so labeled)is a disease. Before psychology and psychiatry brained washed us into believing all this mental illness stuff the Bible spoke of lunacy(insanity) and demon oppression/possession. Depression is the result of unconfessed sins in one’s life. Depression is the result of unresolved sinful issues with God. Depression is when one’s feelings are registering guilt upon the conscience for sin commited. There is nothing wrong with one’s feelings; in fact they are working as God designed them when one has unresolved sin issues in… Read more »
Furtz
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What is it about the “Holy Scriptures” that seems to inspire the heartless nastiness in some people?

Hugger1
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Mr. Newton……give it a rest PLEASE. I’ve had depression issues previously. Reading your dribble offends me and probably others who have had this disease. When you do a funeral for someone that has died due to depression do you spew your nonsense at them? I seriously doubt it. So, have a little respect for Robin Williams and those that have passed before him due to depression.

jules
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Pastor besides my dear Jamie you are the one that I look up to here on CFN and that is the entire truth. Going to the Lord is a must and so many people have turned their backs on the Good Lord and I can see that here on CFN and elsewhere. People do not know the power of God and God is not a visible being for them to see but one thing that you and I can agree on is that He sure does spill out his punishments in many ways. About Robin Williams he had an enormous… Read more »
Furtz
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Agreed Hugger. Just about everyone I know, including myself, has suffered from depression at some time or other. The callousness and heartlessness of Newton’s comments are truly sickening, but not unexpected. He is what he is. Let’s hope that people suffering with this burden get the help they need, and are not exposed to toxic BS like this.

Hugger1
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Jules…..some of the terms you are using are less than ideal. Please think about the terms you use before typing. There are better, less offensive terms that can be used. If you don’t know them do an Internet search.

jules
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Hugger I see nothing wrong with what I wrote and I spoke from what I know and my heart. Pastor Newton is quoting scripture and back in the days of Our Lord there were no meds or psychiatry and people just literally went nuts and escaped somewhere to die. Today we have psychiatry and meds to help control this disease. There are so many people afflicted with this disease and some of the most intelligent people out there and it would put you in shock to know who they are or were. Nobody is perfect and we all have something… Read more »
Hugger1
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You see nothing wrong with using the terms “Mental patients” or “mentally ill”? Trying looking at it from the other side. Those terms are very, very wrong.

jules
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I just read where Zelda (Robin’s daughter) is going through a hard time on Twitter. Some people are putting her down and during this time she is trying to deal with this horrible situation. Robin Williams death is opening up more on information about mental illness and a good thing because so many people are suffering and are trying to hide it. It is like a lot of illnesses out there and more people have to come forward so as people can get the help that they need. People seem to only do something when it is a celebrity that… Read more »
Simon
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The dead are dead and know nothing.

It’s disturbing that so many people latch on emotionally to an event like this… like really, did any commenter here even know the guy? Know his birthday? Get an e-mail now and again?

No.

So why not look around your own neighbourhood, at real people, at real problems… and actually do something about it. Lots of folks in and around this city die quite unwillingly, and don’t leave multi-million dollar estates to their families.

So let the dead bury the dead, and instead, take care of, and take note of the living.

Furtz
Member

@ Simon. Every now and then, a well known and well loved person dies unexpectedly or under tragic circumstances. Why would you not expect people to be affected by these passings?

jules
Guest
Simon you are absolutely right indeed. People have to take care of one another. These celebrities are loaded with money and I saw one of Robin’s homes and OMG it is a monstrous shrine and not a home. The same goes for Justin Bieber and all the rest of them. These people with all their wealth are not happy at all. Having nothing and just dreams is all I want. Take care of yourselves, your families and your neighbors and believe me that is everything. They say that it is very lonely at the top and the same is true… Read more »
Hugger1
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Jules…how do you know they aren’t happy? Do you have inside information you aren’t telling us about? Or is it another “I know, because I know” story?

I agree Furtz. When a “famous” person dies it affects more than just their family. They perhaps provided us with laughter, music, etc. The gift they provided to the world will be missed.

Furtz
Member

There will be some born-again Baptists picketing Mr. Williams’ funeral. They say that their god is angry at him.

Furtz
Member

Boggles the mind how hateful these clowns are.

jules
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Furtz just a few minutes ago I read about the Westboro Baptist Church going to protest Robin Williams funeral. LOL LOL. This I have to see. I hope that it is being recorded. I have seen this group before when a man from England who does documentaries filmed a lot about this group and very funny indeed. You never know maybe Robin Williams mighty pop out of his casket and scare the hell out of everyone. LOL LOL. Gee that would be something to see. He was always one for a good laugh.
Furtz
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@ Jules. There’s nothing even remotely funny about these low-life hate-mongers.

jules
Guest

Furtz I have seen these “hate mongers” at funerals of vets coming home and other cases as well. They had them on youtube.com and that is where I saw that. This man who did videos and interviews surname is Theroux and is a relative of Jennifer Anniston’s boyfriend. Yes they sure do get spiteful but also plenty of laughs as well.

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