I don’t normally report on things such as this, but Robin Williams has been a big part of my life. I’ve laughed at him, cried because of him, and have been inspired by him, so this news comes at a great shock.
Robin Williams has been found dead in his home. The death has initially been ruled a suicide due to asphyxiation, but an investigation is ongoing. According to Robin Williams’ publicist, he had been battling depression for quite some time. This just goes to show that no matter how much fame, fortune, or friends a person might have, depression can get to us all.
The family is asking for privacy, and I can’t say I blame them. However, Robin Williams dedicated his life to entertaining the world and I believe Robin would want his story told to the world. It really is a sad day for the world to lose such a charismatic character actor, but let’s move forward and strive to help everyone suffering from depression of any kind. Too often I hear others make fun of, or belittle, people suffering from depression as if it is a sign of weakness. This is a tragic way to view such a hard-hitting issue and we should acknowledge that sometimes. . . people just need help, attention, support, and love.
The world will miss you, Robin Williams. I wish the best for the family and hope they can make sense of all this.