Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’ ~Bill Maher
A Crows View has commented several times about the passing of loved ones (A Death In The Family and Paul’s Eulogy); however, today’s post will be the first time it will comment on the passing of a celebrity.
Robin Williams wasn’t a run-of-the-mill actor. His career was filled with top-notch performances that were on par with those of Hollywood’s greatest legends, such as John Barrymore, Jimmy Stewart, and Lawrence Olivier.
Mr. Williams was a rare talent. What made him special was he had the capacity to perform comedy and drama in stellar fashion, reminiscent of Carey Grant’s ability. His acting prowessness allowed him to successfully transcended from television to feature films, during a time period when that feat didn’t happen often.
The aftermath of Robin Williams’ passing will forever leave a void in the hearts of his family and fans. Now questions will be asked and never answered. The looming questions “what could have been had he survived” and “why did he commit suicide” will undoubtedly haunt people.
Robin Williams wife, Susan Schneider, stated, “As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
A Crows View agrees with Ms. Schneider. Over the next few days, take a moment and enjoy the vast works this remarkable actor left us. If you’re a spiritual person, say a prayer. If you’re of a secular background, then take a moment in silence to remember Mr. Williams and his family.
Rest in peace and Godspeed to Robin Williams and his family.