Yesterday Robin Williams proved again that there is a very fine line between comedy and tragedy as he took his own life.
While he was known for both his dramatic acting and his comic rants, I will always remember him as the Genie from “Aladdin.”
Then there was the Robin Williams at Comic Relief. When it was in L.A. I taped it and watched over and over. When it was in New York, my wife and I would rush to get tickets and go.
He brought so much joy to the world, I could post several hundred videos and it wouldn’t do him justice. Sadly, he couldn’t bring joy to himself.
For those of you who have never suffered from depression, it is impossible to understand how paralyzing it can be. It’s not “getting sad,” it’s being in a black room you can’t out of, and the room follows you everywhere (that’s if you go anywhere). It can become an heroic effort just to get out of bed in the morning. If you have a loved one who you suspect suffers from this horrible disability, please drag him or her to get help the same way my wife dragged me.
Robin Williams didn’t really kill himself, he died of depression. And while it is important to remember the joy he brought to the world, it is just as important to remember what killed him. Honor his memory by making sure to help yourselves and your loved ones.
Below is perhaps Robin Williams’ funniest comedy routine, his “take” on golf.
Cross-posted at The Lid