I’m having a difficult time processing what happened to Robin Williams. I doubt I will ever understand what would drive a person to do what he did, to give up and to think there was no better solution.
Some of the characters he played made people laugh, others made people think. I grew up watching Mork & Mindy, which is among my five favorite television show of all-time (along with Happy Days, Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville, and He-Man). He will always be Mork from Ork first and foremost in my mind.
(July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)
I was absolutely devastated by the news that comedian extraordinaire Robin Williams was found dead today at his home. The man made so many people laugh in Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Jack, and Flubber, and was the voice of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin. He also demonstrated his serious acting skills in Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo, and Dead Poets Society, one of my all-time favorites. He was larger than life, and will be remembered as one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors.