One of the biggest names in Hollywood is no more. One of the funniest folks to ever step on the stand-up stage is also gone. There’s no real easy way to say this, but Robin Williams, the iconic actor who won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting and rose to stardom as Mork on Mork And Mindy has left the earth. Robin Williams has passed away at age 63 after an alleged suicide.
Robin Williams was a man with demons, but that’s probably what made him such a gifted comedian and actor. Williams battled drug addiction, heart problems, and most notably, depression in recent years. Two stints in rehab, heart surgery, and nothing seemed to really slow him down all that much, as Williams had a network sitcom as recently as last season’s The Crazy Ones. I think everyone is feeling his loss right about now, but nobody feels that loss as acutely as his family.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions,” said Susan Schneider, Williams’ wife.
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