Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams



The tributes and reminiscences of those who knew him will pour in. Those of us who only know him through his work will mourn a talent that brightened our lives.

When I worked at the University of California San Francisco medical center in the Department of Pediatrics, I saw him often as he came to visit the children there. I never imposed myself on the man - too shy and also felt that it wasn't appropriate. He was there for others but I gained so much respect for him. He was the real deal.

I remember seeing him on the Tonight show. I had to get up at 5 AM for work but I could not stop watching and laughing. So many memories, so much laughter - the world seems smaller and darker than before.

BUT REMEMBER: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. If you or anybody you know needs help, call. You are not alone.

http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Mental_Illnesses/Depression/Depression_Resources.htm 

NY Times Obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/movies/robin-williams-oscar-winning-comedian-dies-at-63.html 

A whole list of performances: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-tv_n_5671273.html?&ir=Comedy&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000029

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