Tuesday, 12 August 2014

RIP Robin Williams

I would never have put him as one of my top favourite actors, but then I was so used to seeing him, to hear he had died was like hearing Father Christmas had died. Many of the films I saw as a child, like Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and Hook all had his indelible mark on my imagination. His humour, loud, brash and warm, was comforting and reliable in the best possible way. Even in his more serious roles, like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, his genius acting abilities entrust you to his characters ideals.

The news of his death is maybe more distressing then some of the other unfortunate, high profile deaths this year. To hear of your favourite actor committing suicide is distressing. While I cannot claim to feel anything near the pain of which his close friends and family feel, it was still very hard to read. Depression and suicidal feelings are very isolating emotions to injure, and if anything good can come out of this, it should be that we have to look after ourselves and each other.

Mine, Richee and Lewis' thoughts go out to his family.

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