Wow. Robin Williams.
They say behind every great comedian is some hidden pain that drives them to do what they do. Most had bad childhoods, so they act the clown to compensate. Many have addictions of one type or another.
Apparently he was depressed about the state of his career. This from a man who is unarguably one of the greatest comedians of my lifetime. Couldn’t someone have pointed out to him how much he was loved by his fans and fellow actors? Couldn’t someone have convinced him that he was wrong and that he had something worth living for?
If you’ve read my post Not Helpful, then you know the answer is probably not. The poor guy had been struggling with depression and addiction for some time. He did he math and decided he couldn’t live with his demons any longer.
What a tragic waste.
I got a lot of hugs from my wife last night after she heard the news. There are times when I wish I had gone through with it, but holding my wife last night, I was glad I was alive. Make sure you hug someone today.