Terrible news that one of the world’s greatest actors and comedians has died today. Robin Williams died at age 63 in what news reports are saying was an ‘apparent suicide’.
In the coming days and months the tragic circumstances of his death will be revealed before the world. His publicist released a statement saying “[h]e has been battling severe depression of late. This is a sad and tragic loss.”
It is truly a sad and tragic loss and a reminder of how fragile life can be and the depth that mental illness can delve into the lives of the planets seemingly happiest people. Depression, anxiety and mental health illness traverses the lives of the rich, poor, famous and ordinary.
For now rather than dwelling on the tragedy it might be best to remember all of the happiness that Robin Williams gave to our lives in his funniest and greatest movies. For mine, Mrs Doubtfire must be one of the all time favourite for adults and children alike.
Rest In Peace Robin Williams.