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Robin Williams

Discussion in 'Tilted Entertainment' started by Street Pattern, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted

    Actor and comic Robin Williams, age 63, died today in an apparent suicide.
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  2. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    I first saw him on as a weird shot on Happy Days.
    An alien who could only be beaten by the Fonz.

    Then he did Mork and Mindy.
    It was so far ahead of anything going on at the time, you had to watch it a couple of times to keep up with him.

    But where he really shined was stand up.
    Riffing from one concept to another, never standing still and just killing it.

    He was a good actor too.
    The World According To Garp and many others proved that.

    He had issues, all funny people seem to, depression, drug abuse, he was was honest about them.
    He even made them part of his act.

    There aren't many celebrates I can say I feel genuinely bad about when they pass.
    Pete Seeger, Kurt Cobain, Nelson Mandella and now Robin Williams.
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  3. Katia

    Katia Very Tilted

    My all time favourite comedian. gone. He was a truly amazing man.

    Damn. Damn! Damn!!

    May Robin find the peace in death that he couldn't find in life. :(
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  4. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    I never would have guessed.
  5. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    What are your favorite roles?
    I fell in love with him in What Dreams May Come.
    I adored him in Dead Poets Society.
    I couldn't get enough of him in Patch Adams.
    I grew up with him in Mork & Mindy.
  6. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what?

    Central MD

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  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Thank you for making me laugh so hard.

    And thank you for making me think so well.

    Not only did I watch every comedy that he did...but I watched his dramas too...and just saw both Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting just the other day. (I'll watch GWH again & again...ad nauseam)

    I'm not going to be as sad for his loss...because it's apparent he was in pain...we don't know the whole story, nor should we.
    But I'm going to be sad for our loss, because now we cannot laugh with him anymore or ponder deep.

    definition of iconic
    definition of legendary

    You left a wonderful legacy, Robin...and the world is a better place for it.
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  8. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    I was out at happy hour, waiting on my husband to join me, and was looking at Twitter to pass the time. The tweets began to roll by; holy shit, I thought. No way. I checked verifiable news sources. Confirmed. I said to those around me, "I'm sorry to interrupt, but Robin Williams died." There were cries of dismay all around; people whipped out their smartphones to double-check and be sure.

    I can't even count the times he made me laugh; it's an impossibility.
  9. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    That is horrible. He was an incredibly talented man. So sad. :(
  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Friends and Fans React To Robin Williams' Death

    I loved the one The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science sent out...“Genie, you’re free,”
    So true...perfect. He was The Genie.


    paraphasing my signature...his Sphere of Influence was profound.
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  11. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Wolf 359
    Somehow his mortal life ending this way does not surprise me. Damn shame to see him die so young and that he felt he had no other choice.
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  12. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    At work..
    makes you wonder if he knew how many lives he touched.
  13. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Large City, TX
    I always got the impression that there was a troubled soul behind the genius. His mind worked faster than just about anyones. It reminded me of (forgive the crappy metaphor) a car racing way too fast along a road with many hairpin turns, sooner or later the car was going to crash.

    Depression mixed with struggles with addiction is a dangerous combination. It sucks when the feelings of emptiness and the dull pain won't go away, and you can't stop self-medicating even when you know it's destructive.

    I hope that death brings Robin whatever contentment he was looking for but couldn't find in life.
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  14. Cayvmann

    Cayvmann Very Tilted

    This has truly saddened me. It's almost like a childhood friend has died.
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  15. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass

    So sad, I'm going to take a ride past the Mork & Mindy house today, just because.
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  16. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache?

    E. Texas
    I'm usually pissed off when I hear of a celebrity killing themselves. With Robin, I'm just sad, and not really surprised.

    I hope you rest in peace, Mr. Williams.
  17. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    New York City
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  18. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    At work..
  19. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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  20. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    One of my favorites. Unfortunately, I never bought it on DVD when it came out, and it's $32!!! on Amazon.