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post #19 of 106

Depression doesn't make a person do rational things. 

 

No judgment whatsoever from me. I'm just very, very broken hearted by this. Please do everything you can to seek help if you're suffering from depression. Please. "It's not your fault. It's not your fault." Seriously. 

post #20 of 106

This hurts. Grew up watching his movies and following his career. Having had family members deal with depression and dealt with on a small scale personally, this hits too close to home. 

 

The worst part is that he thought he had nothing to live for and all of the love and support that's coming out in the news of his death shows that he did. He'll never get to see, or experience, any of it.

post #21 of 106
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Depression doesn't make a person do rational things. 

 

No judgment whatsoever from me. I'm just very, very broken hearted by this. Please do everything you can to seek help if you're suffering from depression. Please. "It's not your fault. It's not your fault." Seriously. 

As bad as things seem now suicide is never the answer. There is always someone out there that loves you. Like JetFan said, find help. It's worth living. 

post #22 of 106
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Tears of the Clown my friend, Tears of the Clown.

 

Indeed. Comedians are, in general, some of the darkest, most tormented souls.

post #23 of 106
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Indeed. Comedians are, in general, some of the darkest, most tormented souls.
Yikes! Like dentists. Wonder why.
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Yikes! Like dentists. Wonder why.

 

Richard Pryor, Mitch Hedberg, Sam Kinison, Chris Farley, John Belushi...

post #25 of 106

Very sad to hear. Hoped that it was a hoax, but obviously not the case.

post #26 of 106
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Yikes! Like dentists. Wonder why.

Underrated part of standup comedy: at that level, you're not just supposed to be funny, you're supposed to be funny right now. On a shitty Monday at 8, or the best day of your life at 11. And you can't let anyone know the difference. That means you're constantly lying to yourself about your feelings. Constantly in denial.
post #27 of 106
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Underrated part of standup comedy: at that level, you're not just supposed to be funny, you're supposed to be funny right now. On a shitty Monday at 8, or the best day of your life at 11. And you can't let anyone know the difference. That means you're constantly lying to yourself about your feelings. Constantly in denial.

You also have to look into the darkest parts of yourself and the world and somehow make it funny... I can see how that can weigh on you and cause issues.

post #28 of 106

Very sad day indeed. RIP.

 

Having directly known 5 people that have committed suicide the way I rationalise it is by saying depression is no different to cancer. Some people get cured, some don't, sadly this is the result when they don't get the treatment they need. It is a disease/illness of the brain and very difficult to diagnose and treat. Until more people start to think of it this way I don't think things will change. (sorry, not wanting to start a suicide thread!)

post #29 of 106

I can't say enough how beyond heart broken I am right now. 

post #30 of 106

Terrible tragedy. I always enjoyed his movies. I was lucky enough to see him live for one of his comedy shows about 6-7 years ago. Brilliant comedian. He will be missed!! 

post #31 of 106

So very sad...

 

I really enjoyed him as an actor, comedian, and person.  This is terrible news

post #32 of 106
Many moons ago I'd go to the spots he'd randomly show up and do improv, didn't know who was on for the night, just went because maybe he'd show up. Never got lucky. Alas.

He could take a string of unrelated random current events and string them together into a hilarious narrative. His make s*** up as you go along at breakneck speed was unbelievable. I'd look aside and think, is someone getting this down?


There are a few other of his Charlie Rose appearances on YouTube, I think he was a somewhat frequent returning guest.
post #33 of 106
I can see how this post can easily bring about two different off shoot threads.

1. feelings and opinion regarding suicide and those that commit it!

2. feelings and opinion about depression and those that suffer from it or have experience or family member experience with it!

Back to topic, I am sad that he couldn't find that which made his life worth living! (Assuming it was a suicide that is)
post #34 of 106
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I can see how this post can easily bring about two different off shoot threads.

1. feelings and opinion regarding suicide and those that commit it!

2. feelings and opinion about depression and those that suffer from it or have experience or family member experience with it!

Back to topic, I am sad that he couldn't find that which made his life worth living! (Assuming it was a suicide that is)

 

Decorum, to me at least, says to respect the departed. If you want to take the discussion elsewhere I'm sure we got the bandwidth to start a new thread.

 

I'm with @JetFan1983. Just very saddened.

post #35 of 106
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Decorum, to me at least, says to respect the departed. If you want to take the discussion elsewhere I'm sure we got the bandwidth to start a new thread.

I'm with @JetFan1983
. Just very saddened.

I'm confused as to what you are trying to say to me in the above post!
post #36 of 106

From some of these comments, I am guessing that some of you have never suffered from great depression. 

 

It is a terrible illness. Many brave, intelligent people have had their lives destroyed by it.

 

Either he was not on meds, did not take his meds, or they could not find a pharmaceutical cocktail that worked for him. I guess that he suffered from depression his entire life. Can you imagine the roller coaster ride of Robin Williams? Lots of suffering took place during his life ... highs and lows.

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