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Posted: 8/11/2014 6:11 PM

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Above the storm the sun is shining.

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Posted: 8/11/2014 6:36 PM

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RIP Mr Williams


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Posted: 8/11/2014 6:51 PM

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My favorite movie was Patch Adams.  Dude had a gift.  I guess he had the tears of a clown.
bakedog19741 wrote: RIP Mr Williams


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Posted: 8/11/2014 7:43 PM

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So very sad. He was one of my favorites. His stand up acts were legendary.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

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Posted: 8/11/2014 8:40 PM

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So sad. Brilliant comedian and actor. Brought me a lot of laughs over the years!!
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Posted: 8/11/2014 10:24 PM

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Seems a lot of comedians ffight the battle with depression. Really a great actor. The World According to Garp and Good Will Hunting are my two faves. R,I,P, Mork!
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Posted: 8/11/2014 11:55 PM

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Very sad news.  Daughter texted me from college and asked, "What the Heck?"  We were just talking about his stand up routine the other day, which had a hook about explaining things to a guy who had been in a coma for ten years.

Gradually, the coma victim becomes more accepting of all the strange and unexpected things that he's learning, until the end when Williams tells him, "Oh, and by the way, we have an African American President, and his name is "Barack Hussein Obama, "  to which the coma victim replies, "Aw, c'mon. now you're just f'in with me." cool

I would have never expected such an intentional act from somebody who seemed as good natured as Williams, but he would not be the first artist to have a troubled soul.  I understand he had been off the booze and drugs for over twenty years (a very productive twenty years, btw), until he recently checked into rehab for alcohol use.

Those who have struggled with addiction of any kind can confirm that it is a life long struggle. I can only imagine how it must feel to realize that happiness can't be found in the bottom of a bottle.  Maybe he couldn't find it anywhere else, either.

Does anybody remember when Robert Downey, Jr.  was  repeatedly arrested and hauled before judges who threatened to throw away the key? He was a massive disappointment to himself, his family, and his fans. Amazingly, he managed to clean up his act and has become one of the most successful actors in box office history.

I suppose that one way of looking at it is there is life after recovery from addiction. Another way of looking at it is that addiction continues to stalk its victims until the very end.
This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”  - Charles Dickens
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Posted: 8/12/2014 12:51 AM

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I'm just a wannabe film buff, but I regard his performance in Good Will Hunting as one of the best performances I've ever seen on film. That performance might be matched, but I doubt it will ever be topped in my book.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 1:07 AM

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Ditto FoxMan


THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF  -  FDR

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Posted: 8/12/2014 8:16 AM

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He was my absolute favorite comedian of all time.  He connected with me on several levels for reasons I'm not introspective enough to understand.    I knew he battled demons and drugs for many years but this was still a big shock.   Really puts his sober check-in to Hazleton earlier this year in perspective.  Reports indicate he was having a new battle with severe depression.  

Just really stinks big time to lose him.

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Posted: 8/12/2014 9:21 AM

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My favorite comedian was Robert Schimmel.  Then Chris Rock.  The thing I liked about Williams, was he could do it all. 
DallasRazorback wrote: He was my absolute favorite comedian of all time.  He connected with me on several levels for reasons I'm not introspective enough to understand.    I knew he battled demons and drugs for many years but this was still a big shock.   Really puts his sober check-in to Hazleton earlier this year in perspective.  Reports indicate he was having a new battle with severe depression.  

Just really stinks big time to lose him.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 9:48 AM

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Sinbad for me! Dude is just flat out funny. Next would be Arkansas own Ralphie May!! His older stuff. New stuff got nasty.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 2:16 PM

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I mentioned the issue of his recent rehab visit after twenty years of sobriety as though that had something to do with his death, when we truly don't know, and may never know, why he took his own life.  I did not know that he had also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

One way or the other, his premature passing is a terrible loss, because he had the rare gift of making people laugh and cry all at the same time.
This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”  - Charles Dickens
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Posted: 8/12/2014 3:12 PM

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also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

Didn't know he was a Razorback fan.
NostraHOGus wrote: I mentioned the issue of his recent rehab visit after twenty years of sobriety as though that had something to do with his death, when we truly don't know, and may never know, why he took his own life.  I did not know that he had also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

One way or the other, his premature passing is a terrible loss, because he had the rare gift of making people laugh and cry all at the same time.
Above the storm the sun is shining.

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Posted: 8/12/2014 4:48 PM

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While I know you were intending to be funny - as I understand it - Williams spent a fair bit of time in Fayetteville and NWA.
Porkdiet wrote: also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

Didn't know he was a Razorback fan.
NostraHOGus wrote: I mentioned the issue of his recent rehab visit after twenty years of sobriety as though that had something to do with his death, when we truly don't know, and may never know, why he took his own life.  I did not know that he had also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

One way or the other, his premature passing is a terrible loss, because he had the rare gift of making people laugh and cry all at the same time.

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Posted: 8/12/2014 5:28 PM

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Doing what?  Hadn't heard that.  Serious question.
DallasRazorback wrote: While I know you were intending to be funny - as I understand it - Williams spent a fair bit of time in Fayetteville and NWA.
Porkdiet wrote: also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

Didn't know he was a Razorback fan.
NostraHOGus wrote: I mentioned the issue of his recent rehab visit after twenty years of sobriety as though that had something to do with his death, when we truly don't know, and may never know, why he took his own life.  I did not know that he had also battled "severe" bouts of depression over the years.

One way or the other, his premature passing is a terrible loss, because he had the rare gift of making people laugh and cry all at the same time.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 8:54 PM

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What little I saw Sinbad he was clean cut show...............few of those left
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Posted: 8/13/2014 7:05 AM

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Very clean!!!
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Posted: 8/13/2014 11:24 AM

improvs are ...... 


some of the greatest comedians. see j winters, r skelton  two of the best. williams  many times just winged it even when handed a script. they also don't have to get in the gutter to be funny.
the farther we get from things past the more revisionist history creeps in.
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Posted: 8/13/2014 1:13 PM

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Kelsey Grammer is the closest actor I can think of to Williams.  Although, he isn't even in the same ball park.  Carol Burnette, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman come to mind.
pigified wrote: some of the greatest comedians. see j winters, r skelton  two of the best. williams  many times just winged it even when handed a script. they also don't have to get in the gutter to be funny.
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