Wednesday, 13 August 2014

In Tribute to a Legend...

Since the news broke in the early hours of the 12th of August, social networks, news channels/ websites and the like have been overwhelmed with love for someone who has gone far too soon.

At only 63 years of age, a man who featured greatly in the childhoods of my generation and of course the lives of many other generations is being mourned. Proving that money cannot buy you happiness, Mr Robin Williams the comedy genius and acting extraordinaire suffered the extreme consequence of depression.

Now I wouldn't usually be the type to 'mourn' a celebrity death. On the contrary, I don't even join the mass 'RIP' status on Facebook as I don't feel it is appropirate or necessary for non-family or people close to said person to do so. However, the reason I am writing this post is that I can't stop feeling sad for what has happened.
Of course, now that the person who shaped alot of my comedy tastes and was in many movies I hold dear due to their involvement in my childhood and family life, is gone and there will be no more movies to treasure and no Mrs Doubtfire 2 to come is upsetting. But I can't help thinking that a death in Hollywood is even harder for families, wives, children, real friends, when a camera crew and reporters all want to get their piece to share with the world. This time should be for those people to come together and try to overcome the loss of their loved one and I hope their privacy is respected.

So yes, promote help for depression, anti-self harm, and suicide prevention but don't share anymore details about this husband and fathers difficulties in life. Let him rest in peace.



Popeye, Mork, Adrian, John, Parry, Peter, Genie, Daniel/Mrs Doubtfire, Alan, Jack, Professor, Sean, Patch, Andrew, Teddy, Dan - Mr Robin Williams - you will live on in our hearts and movie collections forever.
Thank you for your work and the joy it has brought to so many lives, may you now be at peace.

<3

12 comments:

  1. I'll miss him so! His movies were a central part of my childhood. :(

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    1. I didn't realize just how many of my childhood favorites that he actually was in! x

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  2. What a lovely tribute. I must admit I haven't watched many things with him in but I love Mrs Doubtfire.

    I agree with you about death being harder on celebrities - the pain of losing a loved one is the same for everyone but having to do it in the public eye must make things so much harder. Especially when people say horrible things on the internet, I read about some of the things sent to Robin's daughter and it was disgusting, no one should have to deal with that while mourning the loss of their father, whether they're a celebrity or not.

    Rosie

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    1. Mrs Doubtfire is a true classic!
      Oh I hadn't heard that but that is disgraceful, some people have no sense or respect, it's really sad :(
      x

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  3. There's been a lot of celebrity deaths recently, but this is the first one that actually made me stop and mourn. Robin was such a huge part of my generation's childhood that brought so much joy and laughter, and I hope that he's found peace and that his family find all the love and support (and privacy) they need in the midst of all the media nonsense.

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    1. Exactly. Yes, it's always sad but I've never felt that drop like, 'What?!' and upset :/
      I really hope that people let his family mourn his loss properly, any media involvement is uncalled for.
      x

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  4. His passing was oh so sad!
    This was a lovely way to express yourself and to bring awareness. Celebrities are human too. I hope everyone respects their privacy.

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  5. I'm so totally in debt to him,
    I never met him, but I feel his comedy, tv shows and movies influenced me from such a young age,
    And I'm far from alone in that way.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. He featured in so many of my favorites as a child, and probably was the person to ignite my love for comedy film as I grew.

      xo

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