Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by wontonflip, Aug 12, 2014.
I really loved him in Different Strokes. He will be missed.
Nanu nanu to my nor cal neighbor. A comic genius that left this world far too soon.
Crazy though, right? Apparent suicide by asphyxiation.
Not surprising. He struggled with dependency and depression.
Still a massive bummer.
Believe me, I am not condoning it at all. Some people just can't ever find themselves out of a situation like that, and that is the really sad part.
I appreciated jimmy Kimmel's tweet....that if you are sad, talk to someone.
Another comedic genius taken from us far too soon. What I wanna know is where were his friends? If I knew someone was a struggling addict and was that depressed, I'd damn well talk to them. This sort of thing saddens me, but it also enrages me because I see it all the time.
Bit insensitive don't you think motercyclereefer?
You need to understand it to appreciate it. The whole celeb RIP started with Gary Coleman.
The old timers on here understood but in reality not much on here is off limits.
This is just old school livingreefers' way of payin respect (hence my original mention of "Different Strokes").
I must watch Popeye today on Netflix. One of my all time favorite Robin Williams movies ever. Very kitschy, but it's way up there on my list.
Just food for thought for you....I can relate to the whole "not reaching out". While I've never sunk so deep into depression like Robin Williams, there were times in my life where i was in a bad place. Even though I knew I had super close friends that I could confide in with anything and I knew they would be there 100% for any support I needed and not judge me, sometimes you get in those moments where you can't physically bring yourself to reach out. Unless you've been in those situations, it's hard to judge those who have. You can say "I've been there, but never felt I couldn't talk to someone", then it means you really haven't been deep enough. Plus I remember one time in my life when I guess I had postpartum depression, and I was in those moments when I really could not reach out. There was a brief window when I did reach out to one of my friends. She told me later that she honestly never knew I was going through this. Because every time she saw me, I was always super chipper and I was the "go to" person for advice and support for everyone. I was always the life of the party. And she's one of my closest friends that I've had for 25 years. So you can't really blame the friends for not knowing.
I read some of his bio. Apparently growing up he was overweight and no one would ever talk to him. So he would talk to himself, making up characters. But that pivotal moment in childhood where he was unhappy lead to his depression. Self esteem issues that followed him, even though the world loved him as a comedian.
On a bright note, how awesome is it that he named his daughter Zelda after my favoritest game in the whole widest world?!? I named my daughter after another Zelda character from Ocarina of Time Zelda rocks!
Oh, I understand. Sorry if I offended anyone.
Doubt it...we've grown thick skin I can see how people not in on the joke can misunderstand.
His wife stand earlier that he had recently been diagnosed with Parkinsons...
I don't mean by any means to belittle his struggle with depression but I can't imagine that it helped.
It is very hard to offend someone in here unless you start talking about how someone hates the games dealing with Zelda or how strange Canada is. Oh wait, everyone knows Canadians are weird.
Or have fishy talk in the muck-muck thread. That really offends.
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