The news of the death by suicide of Robin Williams, comedian and Academy Award winning actor, that arrived yesterday is both sad and shocking. By now, this news has been well documented by both social and conventional media, and there is not much that I can add to summarize the life of one of this generation's funniest men.
How sad that depression appears to be the cause of what drove Williams to this last and seemingly inexplicable act.
The following picture was sent out by the Motion Picture Academy as a tribute to Williams, and, as I said, what more can I add?
"Genie, you're free."
- Aladdin (1992)
RIP Robin Williams.