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OnlyNDaUsa

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Robin Williams has passed away

reports are coming in that Robin Williams has passed away.

I am shocked and saddened. It may have been a suicide. He was one of my favorite comedic acts. From Mork and Mindy to his films and his sometimes over the top stand up! He was a legend.

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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.”

http://insidemovies.ew.co...ead-at-63/

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No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #1 posted 08/11/14 4:08pm

dannyd5050

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Sad...sad

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Reply #2 posted 08/11/14 4:09pm

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WT.....? No! sad

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Reply #3 posted 08/11/14 4:11pm

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eek sad
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #4 posted 08/11/14 4:12pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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I saw it and I said has to be a hoax... but then it was a real news site and a google search. I hope he found his peace.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #5 posted 08/11/14 4:13pm

babynoz

I just heard. They are saying possible suicide. Very sad, sad

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #6 posted 08/11/14 4:13pm

missfee

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Another comedic great gone. disbelief pray
I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #8 posted 08/11/14 4:19pm

JoeBala

Grew up with him. Loved his last show On CBS. So sad it ended this way. RIP Funny Man.

Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

3:53 PM PST 08/11/2014 by Mike Barnes , Kimberly Nordyke
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120229105230/disney/images/4/4d/Robin_Williams.jpg
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Robin Williams in "Good Will Hunting"

The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was 63.

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif.

The full statement is below.

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

Williams' publicist Mara Buxbaum told The Hollywood Reporter: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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.”

His wife, Susan Schneider, said: "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.”

Williams, a four-time Oscar nominee, won a supporting actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting. He most recently starred in CBS' comedy The Crazy Ones, which lasted only one season.

He recently checked into a renewal center in an effort to maintain his sobriety.

Williams' improv skills were meteoric and stupefying: Williams could wing off the cuff better than any of his peers. He burst through the stand-up world into television, captivating audiences with his portrayal of the endearing extra-terrestrial Mork in the '70s series Mork and Mindy. He first limned the Mork role as a guest-star on Happy Days.

He fractured movies audiences with his comedic and endearing performance in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). He delighted audiences in the box-office hit The Birdcage (1996), playing a gay club owner who tries to convince his conservative, future in-laws of his heterosexual mainstream values. He tapped into a fey side and feminine side, as well: He delighted with his slapstick values as a hausfrau in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

His rapid-fire delivery bespoke a warp-speed, associative intelligence.

“The mystery is in the motion: What miracle of the synapses got him from point A to point Z? At once a satirist, a comedian and a superb actor, this one-man repertory company dashes from mask to mask, voice to voice, like a man possessed by comic demons,” David Ansen wrote in Newsweek in 1986.

As a dramatic actor, he delivered stirring performances in such films as Dead Poets Society (1986), where he played an inspirational prep-school teacher who takes on the stuffy administration He also portrayed serious and complex characters in Awakenings (1990) andThe Fisher King (1991). He could tap into a dark side, limning psychologically maladjusted characters in Insomnia andOne-Hour Photo.

Williams also won Oscar nominations for Best Actor for his varied roles in Good Morning, Vietnam, The Fisher Kingand Dead Poets Society. He could play morose, wise men, such as his turn as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting.

He showed his versatility in a wide range of films, including: The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Hook (1991), Patch Adams (1998) Flubber (1997), Toys (1992) and Jumanji (1995).

He won four Grammy Awards. He also won Emmy Awards for his TV specials Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin andABC Presents a Royal Gala.

He vocalized many films: He did the vocal work for a bat in the animated movie FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1982) and he voiced the Genie in Aladdin (1992).

Given his child-like charm, he played boy-ish characters in Toys (1992), Jumanji (1995) and Jack (1996).

He did a number of movie cameos: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989), Dead Again (1991) and The Secret Agent (1996).

Robin McLaurin Williams was born in Chicago on July 21, 1952. He was raised in affluence, but he was brought up, as he admits, by the maid. He developed comedy to please his mother. He mimicked Jonathan Winters. The family moved to San Francisco where he graduated from high school.

He studied political science at Claremont Men's College and entered College of Marin to study theater. He won a scholarship to student at The Julliard School in New York, where he spent three years under the tutelage of John Houseman and other. He returned to San Francisco before graduating. His goal was to become a dramatic actor but could not get a foot in the door. He turned to stand-up comedy, supporting himself by tending bar and working at an ice-cream parlor.

Williams moved to Los Angeles and enthralled at open-mike nights. He became a regular at such clubs as the Improv and the Comedy Store. He got spots on such TV shows as the “Richard Pryor Show” and “America 2-Night.”

His big break came when the producers of “Happy Days” decided to add an alien to the show. Williams won an audition. He guest-starred on a 1978 episode that brought in avalanches of fan mail. Based on the outpouring the network decided to create a spin-off series “Mork & Mindy.” The sit-com, featuring Williams as a good-natured alien from the planet Ork. The show afforded him great opportunity to improvise. It was hugely popular and generated such crazes as the Mork doll, with such Orkian words as “nanu nanu” for hello.

Williams's spellbinding delivery vaulted him from being a complete unknown to national fame. Self-admittedly, fame arrived too fast and he careened through a period of drug and alcohol abuse. His first movie role in Robert Altman's “Popeye” (1980) was disappointing. In his second role, he showed his charm as a young writer in “The World According to Garp” (1982).

He performed in the mid 1980s in a series of mediocre movies: “”The Survivors” (1983), “The Best of Times” (1986) and “Club Paradise.” He excelled as a Russian saxophone player who defects in Bloomingdale's in Paul Mazursky's “Moscow on the Hudson” (1984).

He hit his movie stride with “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987) where his comic versatility as an anti-authority G.I. Disc jockey played to his manic, improvisational strengths.

He executive produced and starred in “Jakob the Liar” (1999), a story of life in a Nazi-occupied Polish ghetto.

Like the best of comics, Williams, at heart, was utterly serious. He was a driving force in Comic Relief to benefit the homeless.

Williams was awarded the Chicago international Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

More recent film credits include: “Deconstructing Harry” (1997), “Patch Adams” (1988), “Bicentennial Man” (1999), “Death to Smoochy” (2002), “The Final Cut” (2004), “House of D” (2004), “The Big White” (2005), “Everyone's Hero” (2006), “Man of the Year” (2006), “Night at the Museum” (2006) and its sequel (2009), “License to Wed” (2007), “August Rush” (2007), “World's Greatest Dad” (2009), and “Happy Feet” (2006) and its sequel (2011) .

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #9 posted 08/11/14 4:22pm

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O Captain My Captain.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
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Reply #10 posted 08/11/14 4:24pm

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rose dove

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Reply #11 posted 08/11/14 4:27pm

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I worked with him! He was very gifted and funny. But always TURNT UP!!!

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #12 posted 08/11/14 4:27pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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Nanu Nanu!

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #13 posted 08/11/14 4:28pm

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omg rose
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Reply #14 posted 08/11/14 4:29pm

lrn36

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A Bay Area legend is gone. RIP

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Reply #15 posted 08/11/14 4:38pm

XxAxX

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cry rose heart rose heart rose heart cry pray

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Reply #16 posted 08/11/14 4:42pm

iZsaZsa

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rose
What?
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Reply #17 posted 08/11/14 4:55pm

NinaB

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Strangely enough I watched this only last night sad

http://youtu.be/R1NYrN1-koA
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Reply #18 posted 08/11/14 4:57pm

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Ive never seen twitter do this before

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
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Reply #19 posted 08/11/14 5:07pm

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Orson finally called Mork home.

Such a shame, he starred in two of my all time favourite movies, The Fisher King and Good Will Hunting, and it was his performance that made both.

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Reply #20 posted 08/11/14 5:09pm

JoeBala

Lenny posted this:

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #21 posted 08/11/14 5:10pm

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Damn hard to believe....RIP
What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #22 posted 08/11/14 5:16pm

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Reply #23 posted 08/11/14 5:21pm

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He is the pan. sad
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Reply #24 posted 08/11/14 5:28pm

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sad

Now I'm older than movies, Now I'm wiser than dreams, And I know who's there
When silhouettes fall
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Reply #25 posted 08/11/14 5:30pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

reports are coming in that Robin Williams has passed away.

I am shocked and saddened. It may have been a suicide. He was one of my favorite comedic acts. From Mork and Mindy to his films and his sometimes over the top stand up! He was a legend.

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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.”

http://insidemovies.ew.co...ead-at-63/

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This is so sad, OMG!!!!! This is heartbreaking....he gave the rest of us so many laughs but he died with pain in his heart. RIP Robin, you will be greatly missed!

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Reply #26 posted 08/11/14 5:42pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

I saw it and I said has to be a hoax... but then it was a real news site and a google search. I hope he found his peace.

I thought the same. I saw it on one feed and didn't believe it, then went to CNN and TMZ. This is really sad. We all grew up with him and he made us all laugh. This is heartbreaking. This has been a rough few days in America for sure...

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Reply #27 posted 08/11/14 5:42pm

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I've just found out this evening. sad rose

http://www.independent.co...62979.html

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Reply #28 posted 08/11/14 5:43pm

UncleJam

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disbelief RIP

Make it so, Number One...
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Reply #29 posted 08/11/14 5:46pm

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Another comedic great gone. disbelief pray

And I still miss Richard & George. Now I'll miss Robin too. sad

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