Saturday, February 16, 2019

Robin Williams: When the laughter stops By: Emily Herbert

A very sad book indeed.  I always liked Robin Williams although I did not see all of his work.  After this book, I vowed to watch all of his movies.  This is a sad story of yet another star that burnt out too soon.  Robin Williams, a Hollywood 'A' lister who started his career early on in his life.  Eventually going to Juilliard School for a brief period.

An amazing comedian and later an amazing actor.  He was able to play roles that were comedic, serious and even dark.  Williams suffered, like many others of substance abuse and depression.  It is so incredible that someone that brought so much happiness to people and appeared to be happy could have been driven to eventually commit suicide.  William was reported to have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.   William had been involved in charitable organization with Michael J. Fox, also suffering from advance Parkinson's.  One can only assume that he saw the effects of that debilitating disease and could not fathom how he would cope with it.

Williams was an avid gamer and some say that his level of gaming caused or added to his depression.   He was a big bicycle rider and had a huge collection.  Williams left 3 children, 3 X-Wives, and countless adoring fans.

Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: John Blake (November 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781784183004
ISBN-13: 978-1784183004
ASIN: 1784183008

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