Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

I am still in shock over the incredibly sad news that Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. We still don't know all the details, although early reports suggest suicide. In the end it doesn't matter how he died, it does matter that he is no longer with us, and that it is a tremendous loss to American film. Comedy is hard, and we have lost two of the best recently. The first was Elaine Stritch, and now Robin Williams. He was an incredible actor whose indelible roles included: Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Deconstructing Harry, Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, A.I., One Hour Photo, Insomnia, Happy Feet, Night at the Museum, Lee Daniel's The Butler, and The Crazy Ones. He was funny, warm, and yet at the right moments could hit a dramatic note unlike any other. Over his career he won an Oscar, five Golden Globes and the Cecil B. DeMille Award, 2 Emmys, and a plethora of other honors. He will be incredibly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace old friend.

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