Actor Robin Williams dies of suicide at 63

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Actor Robin Williams dies of suicide at 63

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What an unfortunate turn of events.
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http://youtu.be/n16o2TYpKyQ

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The news reports in Australia indicate that Williams died from suicide by asphyxiation.
Apparently he had suffered from depression.
Such a shame. May he be reborn in a pleasant realm and come in contact with the Dhamma.
I dedicate my merits to him and his family.
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Sokehi wrote:http://youtu.be/n16o2TYpKyQ

I've smiled many times in my life due to his works. :namaste:
Likewise. His stand-up event in Washington DC was absolutely hilarious. And who can forget Mrs. Doubtfire?

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Very saddened by this. I really enjoyed his work, especially in Good Will Hunting.

It's remarkable that he was able to touch so many people in spite of the darkness he was battling himself.

RIP :candle:
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Suicide and asphyxiation together usually means death by hanging.
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Tex wrote:Very saddened by this. I really enjoyed his work, especially in Good Will Hunting.

It's remarkable that he was able to touch so many people in spite of the darkness he was battling himself.

RIP :candle:

Yes the scene in which he repeated to Will Hunting again and again, "it's not your fault, it's not your fault," studying the Dhamma tells us that as well.

I lost my dearest old friend to suicide related to depression and substance abuse this spring and it made me realize at the time that we always have to reach out to take care of friends who we know may be suffering. Even if we have grown apart through time or geography and even if we think it might not be cool to reach out or whatever...

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phil wrote:
Tex wrote:Very saddened by this. I really enjoyed his work, especially in Good Will Hunting.

It's remarkable that he was able to touch so many people in spite of the darkness he was battling himself.

RIP :candle:

Yes the scene in which he repeated to Will Hunting again and again, "it's not your fault, it's not your fault," studying the Dhamma tells us that as well.

I lost my dearest old friend to suicide related to depression and substance abuse this spring and it made me realize at the time that we always have to reach out to take care of friends who we know may be suffering. Even if we have grown apart through time or geography and even if we think it might not be cool to reach out or whatever...

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Well said, Phil!

I think what made him so talented is fundamentally intertwined with his emotional problems. He must have had a hard battle his entire life. I hope his karma will unfold to allow more peacefulness, even if it means less greatness.
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Sad news of his death.
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Farewell to the next life Captain my captain, I'll dedicate merit today and wish him a good rebirth - his art made many people happy and made many people think :candle:

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Tex wrote:Very saddened by this. I really enjoyed his work, especially in Good Will Hunting.
An exceptional performance. He'll be greatly missed.
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"You don't know about real loss because it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much." - Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting (1997)

It's just utterly tragic that there are so many eulogies and sentiments being published everywhere, for Robin Williams, and yet, with all the love, kindness, support and affection everybody had for him, it was still not enough to prevent this awful thing from happening.
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A wonderful and thoughtful compassionate post, NSBuddhist. Thank you :anjali:
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lyndon taylor wrote:Suicide and asphyxiation together usually means death by hanging.
It seems that is correct here.

Comedy great Robin Williams hanged himself at home

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