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Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

I was so shocked to hear the news today: Robin Williams has died. ABC Nightly News interrupted Jeopardy! to report the breaking news. Authorities are thinking it was suicide by asphyxiation. Of course there will be an investigation. I remember reading last month that Williams checked himself into rehab for a returning addiction; so sad.

I remember reading he was bipolar and it's always in these instances that people still deny there are any conditions that cause such intensity in emotions and then wonder why when things turn tragic, they wonder why nothing was done. Mental health, along with all health, should always be thought of and encouraged to treat them... but I know some illnesses are still taboo.

As I am writing this, I am thinking of a song by Suzanne Vega. In the song she references (I believe) William Hurt's death. I've been trying to think of poems to write, so... this could be kept in mind. It's just still hard to believe this. RIP, Robin Williams!


  1. It is saddening what happened; the media is saying that he hanged himself, which is an awful, awful way to die. :(