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Old Aug 11, 2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Just saw robin Williams died, age 63

RIP. FUnny, funny man
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Apparent suicide... In the wake of his death; if you or someone you know needs help please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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To fondly remember him, I'll post this clip from Good Will Hunting. Williams improvised his lines for this great scene.




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Old Aug 11, 2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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RIP...he always made me laugh and loved his work. He will be greatly missed, prayers to his family.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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Wonderful man. It is sad to see that he is gone.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 08:08 PM   #5
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Sad news. Tragic. He'll be missed. One of the truly original people out there.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 08:29 PM   #6
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Robin Williams has been a part of my life since before Mork & Mindy went on the air, and to watch him publicly struggle with, and then succumb, to his demons just devastates me.

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Old Aug 11, 2014, 08:47 PM   #7
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So sad. To me, the funniest stream of thought comedian ever.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 09:08 PM   #8
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He had his demons, but we should not remember him for his demons. He MADE all of us laugh at one point, and we should remember him for his comedic acts and how he put a smile on our faces.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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RIP Robin

Some of the funniest people...have some of the most tormented minds. I suppose from that torment, comes the humor, I don't know. Sad...

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Old Aug 11, 2014, 09:33 PM   #10
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He was the man. What Dreams may come, AI, and Patch Adams were awesome among dozens of others. Those three stood out to me during my childhood because of their emotional content. The way his character challenged Damon in Good Will Hunting was great.

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Old Aug 11, 2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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Some of the best stories about him that are coming out are related to his work with the USO and doing things like calling a soldier's dad a few weeks after a show to see how he was doing with his ongoing cancer treatments. Very classy, caring person first and foremost.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:00 PM   #13
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WAY COOL!!!

One of a kind, Robin Williams, he broke the mold, and I, and many of us here, should consider ourselves lucky that we saw him at his best.


But it all just really kinda sucks....ya know?

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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:01 PM   #14
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 08:25 AM   #15
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Apparent suicide... In the wake of his death; if you or someone you know needs help please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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To fondly remember him, I'll post this clip from Good Will Hunting. Williams improvised his lines for this great scene.


He often improvised in many of his roles.

After reading that, it made me realize Matt Damon's response was probably more genuine, another tip of the cap to Williams' genius.
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 08:32 AM   #16
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One of my favorite clips of all time. A testament to his talent, as well as the discipline, patriotism and respect of our military men and women.
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