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    I think he did well to hang in there for 63 years. I'll miss him but I don't blame him if he just couldn't go on, was tired of struggling.

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    As always, in a world as large as the Internet, stupidity abounds.

    Those sending the Williams family negativity pushed Robin's only daughter too far. Zelda has quit Twitter and Instagram following online harassment about her father's death.

    Robin Williams was found deceased in his home in Tiburon, California on Monday. The cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities stated, and a rep for the actor confirmed the tragic news, saying the Oscar-winning actor had been "battling severe depression of late."

    While the 25-year-old actress's social media accounts were flooded with mostly well wishes, a few anonymous users criticized the fact she didn't post enough pictures of her father and sent graphic photoshopped images along with crude and hateful remarks....

    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/ce...150000165.html
    It's a small percentage, yes, but in a vast world, that still adds up to lots of annoying posts that she shouldn't have to deal with.

    She continues:
    "I will be leaving this account for a [sic] but while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends," she shared on Instagram alongside a photo of a butterfly. "Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary. There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or 'selfies'.

    "I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too," she continued. "That was more than enough, and I'm grateful for what little time I had. My favorite photos of family are framed in my house, not posted on social media, and they'll remain there. They would've wound up on the news or blogs then, and they certainly would now. That's not what I want for our memories together. Thank you for your respect and understanding in this difficult time. Goodbye. Xo."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    However, what you're saying about control and power doesn't really seem to jibe with the Williams that people seem to be describing.
    "He couldn't say no to anyone, Robin was a giver" says much.
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    I felt sad when I heard the news and so did my father.

    Didn't know I liked him so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    As always, in a world as large as the Internet, stupidity abounds.



    It's a small percentage, yes, but in a vast world, that still adds up to lots of annoying posts that she shouldn't have to deal with.

    She continues:
    What bullshit. Again.

    Remind me to never be related to a celebrity.
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    Robin Williams Will Live On In ‘World Of Warcraft,’ One Of His Favorite Games - Business Insider

    ...thousands of fans quickly responded to a petition asking game developer Activision-Blizzard to insert the late comedian into one of his favorite video games, "World of Warcraft."

    The original petition asked Activision-Blizzard to "Create an NPC within World of Warcraft to memorialize the late Robin Williams, an avid World of Warcraft player, and one of the funniest men alive."

    Here's what Holgate asked from the company:

    Robin Williams was not only an excellent comedian but also a game enthusiast, he said that he enjoys Warcraft III very much in an interview a few years ago, and was even apart of the mmorpg World of Warcraft. It was reported that Robin used to play on the Mannoroth server, and was something of a troll in trade on good days or when anonymity allowed. Mr. Williams said in interviews that he took his World of Warcraft characters very serious - in fact he was well known for being an extreme PC builder who preferred to build his own overclocked and super-cooled systems. He often joked about his WoW addiction but also about the reactions he'd get from other gamers when he admits he plays the game. Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian. Many have expressed a wish to this character perform some of Williams best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    I think he did well to hang in there for 63 years.... I don't blame him if he just couldn't go on, was tired of struggling.
    ^^ I agree with this. I find it interesting that in this culture, people can say that suicide is a selfish act, but at the same time feel perfectly okay asking/demanding that someone in pain stays around to make them feel better/to be with them. That seems just as selfish, to me. And I could easily see Robin William's pain in his stand-up, it was just .... there, so obvious.
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    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/rob...182038139.html

    Susan Schneider, the wife of Robin Williams, has disclosed that her late husband had early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death earlier this week.
    Welp, there we go -- one of the missing links. That would be extremely devastating for a physical comic... plus the thought of his family having to look after him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
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    Welp, there we go -- one of the missing links. That would be extremely devastating for a physical comic... plus the thought of his family having to look after him.
    Plus the realization that there is no cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUI View Post
    I don't mean to beat a dead horse. But here's another article examining Robin Williams's suicide from the point of view of a middle-aged Boomer suicide:

    Robin Williams in a group facing higher risk of suicide: Older white men with depression - The Washington Post

    As the article points out, ultimately one can only speculate as to exactly what Robin Williams was going through. But for now the media seem to be using the occasion as a "teachable moment" on the subject of male boomer suicides.

    Of course, there probably aren't many male boomers among the TypoC membership (besides moi), so I'll drop the subject after this post.
    Well, at this point, it looks like it was a little more than the "middle-aged Boomer suicide" you had wondered about -- he was facing a pretty horrific loss (basically everything he felt he specifically was as a person) and I can understand his choice in that context even if I can't be sure what I would have done in his situation. Pretty damned overwhelming for anyone. It really boils down to himself and his family at that point; I feel bad for all of them

    Michael J. Fox is the most equivalent person who comes to mind right now, but I don't consider Fox's core identity to be so intrinsically tied to his ability to emote and project with his physical body and face. And like Tilty says, there is no cure (although with treatment the symptoms can be improved in some cases).

    I also find it interesting that low dopamine is correlated in some way with Parkinson's. Maybe I'm really off here, I'm not a doctor; but it makes you wonder how much of his past self-medicative behaviors were related.

    Most types of reward increase the level of dopamine in the brain, and a variety of addictive drugs increase dopamine neuronal activity.

    EDIT: Speaking of Michael J. Fox:
    https://gma.yahoo.com/michael-j-fox-...lebrities.html

    Fox's Twitter feed:
    Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace.
    It took Fox seven years to publicly announce his PD...
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