Aug. 12th, 2014

Hm, so Mork is gone. :( I heard last night a news blurb that Robin Williams had been found dead, and I figured 63 was a smidgen young--but the hubby pointed out that man had done so many drugs in the 70s and 80s it was a wonder he made it this far. But it turns out it was possibly suicide? He'd been battling depression? That's not good. I knew he's gotten help back in the 90s or something--it was when he stopped being funny, to be honest. I always had wondered why his stuff from the 80s was hysterical but later stuff wasn't, until I found out he'd been to a shrink. (Same goes for John Cleese--it seems to be a rule that a) standup comedy comes from psychological pain and b) fixing the pain while good for the person is bad for the comedy.) I'm sorry he had it, and that the pain got to be too much. :( He gave me many laughs when I was a teenager, though I wasn't a fan of his movies in general.

Best wishes to his family, of course. That must be unbelievably difficult for them.

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