Robin Williams’ third wife is fighting with his children over assets from his estate. Williams’ will left one of his properties to his wife and the other to his children, as well as collectibles and memorabilia, but his wife is contesting what those words actually entail. At issue are what she calls “personal knick-knacks,” More »
Robin Williams is featured on the cover of the latest issue of “People” magazine. This week’s issue centers around the late actor and comedian’s son Zak in a new interview. Williams took his own life on August 11, 2014 after it was revealed that he was battling cancer as well as Parkinson’s Disease.
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Robin Williams’ eldest son Zak Williams told People that he and his family are doing their best to carry on since the actor’s passing. Williams said it’s important to him that people know they’re doing okay, but that “it’s tremendously sad … we’re trying to stay strong … we’re experiencing the new normal now.” [People; More »
Ever since I heard about Robin Williams’ devastating suicide, I’ve been thinking about this post and how I was going to write it. I’ve thought about it as I was drifting off to sleep. What did I want to say? How did I want to say it? Would it come out right? Would I even know… More »
Selfish (adj.): Lacking concern for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
Death is not profitable or pleasurable. It’s just nothing. It’s just not suffering. It has nothing to do with benefiting or not benefiting oneself or others. Saying that someone was selfish for having committed suicide is like saying that… More »
Deleting your Twitter is the best thing you could’ve done, but I hope this letter still finds you.
When I heard the news, I thought of you. I realize that no amount of consolation or sympathy will make it easier to grieve. But I want you to know that I know… More »
Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement today sharing that the comedian was sober at the time of his suicide and had been battling the beginnings of Parkinson’s disease along with depression and anxiety. [LA Times]
The Broadway production of “Aladdin” paid special tribute to Williams with an audience sing-a-long, and Broadway… More »
Today in tastelessness: Edelman, the largest PR firm in the world, published a blog post encouraging businesses and mental health agencies to capitalize on Robin Williams’ death with a “visible and aggressive” approach on their social media accounts and websites. The post claimed that Williams’ passing created a “carpe diem moment” for businesses (a… More »
Two Hollywood legends passed this week — Robin Williams, 63, on Monday morning, and Lauren Bacall, 89, on Tuesday night. They died in extremely different ways, but both were household names who’d been in numerous iconic films. These two deaths are being handled very differently — Bacall’s obituaries and remembrances are far more focused on… More »
In light of Robin Williams’ passing on Monday, The Gorilla Foundation reminded the world that the actor touched more than just human hearts with his talent and kindness. Back in 2001, Williams met famed gorilla Koko, who communicates using sign language, and the pair instantly connected. Above is video of their first meeting, which Williams… More »
It’s been an emotional week. When, on Monday night, I heard that Robin Williams was dead, I surprised myself by feeling real sadness for this guy I hadn’t known. Because, of course, it felt like I had known him, and many of us felt that way; as I watched responses pour in on Twitter and across the… More »
Last night, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda announced she is abandoning Twitter — although the account is still up — after at least two users posted digitally altered photos claiming to be the body of her dead father. (The accounts spreading the images have since been suspended.) On Zelda’s Instagram account, she also said she… More »
According to Robin Williams’ neighbor, the actor was “very drawn and thin” and only a “shell” of himself in the throes of severe depression the weekend before his tragic suicide. He also reportedly had “serious money troubles.” Wiliams hanged himself at home while his wife, Susan Schneider, slept in another room in the house. More »
I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for years. My darkest period was as recent as 2013. In fact, there was a day last September when I let my guard down for just a few minutes. It was enough time for me to walk into my kitchen, pick up a large knife, and touch… More »
As news of Robin Williams death at 63 from suicide spreads around the world, loved ones are remembering the actor, who by all accounts was one of the nicest people with whom anyone had ever worked. During a live taping of his show “Conan” early yesterday evening, a visibly stunned Conan O’Brien announced the death of his… More »
Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams had battled an addiction to cocaine in the past, but had had long periods of sobriety. Yesterday in announcing the actor’s death from suicide, Williams’ More »
Hollywood, including Robin Williams’ “Crazy Ones” costar, Sarah Michelle Gellar (above), took to Twitter upon hearing of the tragic passing of Robin Williams to suicide. Here are just a few of them: … More »
Absolutley heartbreaking news to report this evening: actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning at his home in Marin County, California. The reported cause of death is axphyxia, and police are treating it as a suicide. Williams had struggled with depression and drug addiction off and on for years. His publicist Mara Buxbaum… More »