I was at a Dunkin Donuts just sitting down to have a meeting when the news broke. It was shocking. Robin Williams had been a part of my life since Mork landed on earth. I had a hamster named Mork (who outlived 3 Mindy's ... Sorry Pam Dawber) and to this day I say "No sweat off my front". I laughed and cried at the movies he made, saw his humanity through ComicRelief and other charity events he did and through his struggles that he was courageous enough to be publicly open and outspoken about it.
His death was tragic. He died from asphyxia... many have said he hung himself... The pain that he had to be feeling at that time, the isolation and the desperation tying the knot, dropping it around his neck and then feeling the knot tighten as you can no longer breathe.... Did he regret it the second after he did it and struggle to free himself... we never will know but we know he died alone and in pain. I feel for his friends and family. I looked back at some of his performances and I saw a man who was manic. And we laughed.
Thank you Robin Williams for a lifetime of laughter. You are truly a legend and your verse will be missed.
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