It's amazing how the death of a celebrity can affect some people. A person we don't even actually know, and we can mourn them like they were a member of our own family. Everyone knows this by now (And if you don't, you clearly are a special kind of internet recluse) but Robin Wlliams was found dead Monday after supposedly hanging himself... hanging himself, it just feels so wrong to say that, but that's the reality of it all...
I know so many people loved the guy, and I'm no exception. He was one of the best, most talented actors I ever saw, and one of the funniest. Even though a lot of his movies were considered bad (I always found something entertaining about them, however), they were worth watching just to see him. He suffered from depression, but he always kept smiling in public and kept others laughing. He cared about others, and while he had his problems like we all do, he was an inspiration to a lot of people.
Williams was a personal inspiration to me to get into acting, and try comedy. He showed me proof that anyone could make poorly-written comedies still get people laughing. He could probably go up against all of hollywoods best comedic writers at once, in a battle of jokes, and still win. He could think up more funny stuff on the spot then most comics probably could after sitting down and thinking for hours. I was always hoping if I ever made it in the world, I would get to meet him. But it won't happen now.
So farewell to an amazing man who spent his time helping others to find a smile. It's too bad we will never see a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel (It was perhaps my favorite of his comedic roles), but he's finally free of his depression. Who knows what happened to him, but at least he's at peace.
Goodbye Mr. Williams. Thanks for all the laughs and all the inspiration you gave people. Thanks for being an inspiration to me.
You'll always be one of the greats.