It’s been a little more than a week since Robin Williams took his own life in his San Francisco area home. I have to say that that one hit me hard. It was a shock more than anything else. Immediately I thought, drugs, he fell off the wagon and managed to kill himself. The following day I learned that he was found hanging with a belt with superficial cuts on his wrists. That made me profoundly sad. The world has lost an amazing talent.
I was fortunate to be able to see him in his Weapons Of Self Destruction tour at UCF. That was an amazing show. It was great even though I had nose bleed seats. My husband and I were just talking a little while before that it would be great to see him again in concert. That wont be happening.
Robin Williams not only made us laugh year after year from Mork and Mindy to his turn as Roosevelt in Night at the Museum. I have learned that he had reprised his role in Night at the Museum 3 which I believe is already in the can, as they say in Hollywood or at the very least in post production. Mrs Doubtfire 2 was in the works but will now not be happening. So much potential for laughter.
I can only imagine what pain he must have been in to leave his beloved family and to take his own life. Makes me sad to think about it.
What are your favorite Robin Williams movies? Mine are as follows:
The Dead Poets Society
This is by far my favorite more of his. Inspiring to many to Carpe Diem- to Seize the Day. Gather thee rosebuds while ye may…. While in college, I did a production of A Midsummer Nights Dream and we watched this at the cast party. I had seen it many times before but now it holds extra special meaning.
Good Morning Vietnam
Such a funny movie on such a serious topic. Showed Robin’s ability to swing from the funny to the dramatic and he was amazing. One of my favorite movies of all time.
I just love this movie. Heartwarming and funny
What Dreams May Come
A little known, a little depressing, but artistically amazing film. If you haven’t seen it you must check it out. It willed me with wonder.
RIP Robin. You will be missed.