Robin Williams R.I.P.


Robin Williams wurde heute morgen tot aufgefunden, er wurde 63 Jahre alt. Todesursache ist bislang nicht bekannt, man geht allerdings von Selbstmord aus.

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.” […] According to a press release issued by the Marin County Coronor’s office, the Sheriff’s office suspects the death to be “suicide due to asphyxia.”

Der Mann spielte in gleich zwei meiner Lieblingsdramen tragende Hauptrollen: In Dead Poets Society den Walt Whitman-Lehrer und für seine Rolle in Good Will Hunting als Psychoonkel mit der furzenden Frau gewann er hochverdient den Oscar. Vielleicht sollten wir heute nacht auf unsere Schreibtische klettern.

„No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.“ — Robin Williams

Goodnight, Captain.

[update] „President Barack Obama issued a statement on Williams’ passing later in the day:

'Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.'

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