Five minutes ago, I was all set and ready to write a blog post about Shark Week, Ravenclaw socks, and new reviews. Now, I’m sitting here in shock, reeling from the news headline that just flashed across my television screen.
Robin Williams found dead.
It’s weird. Actors and musicians I’ve loved before have died, but none has hit so close to home as the death of the beloved Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, and Genie.
My generation grew up with Robin Williams. He was simultaneously the funniest guy you could think of and the guy who could make you cry with a single scene. It didn’t matter who you were. Everyone had seen at least one Robbin Williams movie. And everyone loved him.
Right now, I have my favorite movie scenes playing in my head. I see a zany professor dancing around with his bouncing green Flubber. I hear a familiar voice serenading the fabulous Prince Ali Ababwa. I see an ambitious medical student, holding a dying man’s hand, and singing about blue skies. I see a ten-year-old boy in a 40-year-old’s body gazing in awe at a new butterfly. I see young Ethan Hawke standing on a desk, declaring, “Oh Captain, my Captain.” And I’m trying not to cry.
The world wasn’t ready to say goodbye to you, Robin. And neither was I.
I was shocked and very saddened by the news as well. I grew up watching Mork and Mindy on TV in it’s heyday and and was blown away by Robbin’s brilliant style of comedy. He never failed to make me laugh and there were times when that was very hard to do. The world has lost a beautiful and brilliant comedic mind! He is missed already!
I keep thinking of other movies and roles that I loved him in. The joy he brought to so many people was so seemingly endless. It’s heartbreaking to think that he couldn’t find that joy for himself.
The movie ‘Patch Adams’ stands out for me the most as one of his best movie roles. “He infected people with happiness!”
I love Patch Adams. Now we’ve lost two of it’s brightest stars.
Wait wait I didn’t know until you mentioned it, He was such a legend and among my most favorite actors of all times! his loss will be felt by everyone including hollywood 😦
Everyone is just heartbroken. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a negative thing said about him. Such a shame, such a waste.
Indeed, Looking up information about it right now too ..
I am still so shocked about this news. It’s so sad. 😦
He was an inspiration to me, I’m so sad he is gone. RIP Robin Williams.
I am too. His movies could always make me smile.
This makes me so sad 😦
I was in total shock when I saw the first report, I thought it was actually a joke to begin with.
Same. I was really hoping it was a Twitter hoax.
I was on Twitter last night when the first reports came in, and I really hoped that it another of those malicious ‘celebrity death’ hoaxes, but unfortunately not. It’s just unbelievable news 😦
I did too. It absolutely broke my heart. 😦
I was shocked and saddened by the news of Robin Williams. My condolences to the Robin Williams families, and friends. I have written a brief biography of him if you or anyone else is interested. Your post has a great tribute to this talented and great person. He will be missed. My favorite movies from him would be Good Will hunting and Hook! I was heartbroken by the news. 😦
Thank you, Raul! I will most certainly check it out. I’m still in shock. Billy Crystal’s tribute to him last night at the Emmys moved me to tears. 😦