Post # 1
I’m so oddly shaken by RW’s passing. When I saw it on the news, a wave of cold came over me like he was a distant relative or someone I knew and I instantly teared up. I asked my FI what was wrong with me, as I don’t normally react to celebrity news this way. He hit the nail on the head when he answered, “He wasn’t just another celebrity, we grew up with him.”
I remember sitting on my couch upside down watching Mork and Mindy on Nick at Night. I remember how he brought the genie to life in Aladdin. To this day, Mrs. Doubtfire is on of my favorite movies that my best friend and I quote and reference all the time. He gave me chills in One Hour Photo. He was truly a legendary actor and comedian and from what people who personally knew him said, an outstanding and kind person.
If nothing else, I hope his passing will bring continued awareness to the real struggles of mental illness, addiction and depression. I hesitate to reference “suicide” as I’ve yet to hear anything past speculation on that being the cause of death (it’s probable though). To those who think suicide is a selfish act, take a moment to think of what mental state a person has to be in to take their own life. It’s the mental equivilant to cancer.
Rest in peace finally, funny man.
Post # 2
I havent seen all of his movies, but Mrs. Doubtfire is definitely a favorite of mine! So sad, i too hope this helps raise awareness of mental illness and the silent struggle people face.
Post # 3
I absolutely adore Awakenings, Good Will Hunting and, wow, Dead Poet’s Society. Rest in peace. He will be missed.
Post # 4
I’m the same as you. I grew up with him . Mork and Mindy, Aladdin, Hook, and Mrs. Doubtfire is still one of my favorite movies. He will be so missed. He was one of a kind.
Post # 5
BurlapnLace: You echoed what I’ve been feeling exactly. I balled my eyes out last night…like for an hour. Over someone I’ve never met. I can’t even say that I’ve even thought about Robin Williams in years. But there was just something about him that connected with so many people. Your FI is so right…we grew up with him and he touched our lives in a way that most of us likely never realized until yesterday. Such a devastating loss.
Post # 6
I love Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, and his voiceover as the Genie. Really, I loved a lot of his work. RIP, Mr. Williams. I am saddened by your loss.
Post # 7
Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, Dead Poet’s Society, Hook, The Birdcage… it’s such a shame, he was such a talented and wonderful man. I hope he understood how much he was loved by the people he touched. RIP
Post # 8
HOOK. Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet’s Society, Mrs. Doubtfire…. oh, pretty much all of them. Even Jumanji.
I feel the same way. I kept saying to DH “I’m oddly upset by Robin Williams dying… not sure why this is making me so sad” But very very heartbreaking. Especially to realize that this man, who made million laugh for decades, felt so hopeless. Just very tragic. His poor family.
Post # 9
Mrs. Doubtfire! We still use lines from it in normal every day conversations, and even emoticons at work! Hellllooooooo!!!
I also loved Good Morning, Vietnam and Patch Adams. And I can’t forget about Hook… or Aladdin. Really… I loved anything he was in.
I agree, I was very shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. I loved all of his work – such a great actor and comic. He will truly be missed!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yes, exactly. It’s as if an important piece of my childhood just died. So incredibly tragic. I can only hope this will help raise mental health awareness and save some lives.
As for favorites, I have a four-way tie between Hook, Aladdin, Dead Poet’s Society, and Good Will Hunting.
Post # 11
Aladdian, Bicentennial Man, and What Dreams May Come. In that order!!
Post # 12
eecuadrado: Ohhh, What Dreams May Come was intense!
Post # 13
GreenBayBee: It really was! So sad to see such talent go.
Post # 14
hook and aladdin. truely sad bout him passing
Post # 15
So sad .. Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jack .. He was a great actor