Remembering Robin Williams On Anniversary Of His Suicide
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It’s been a whole year since the world’s most beloved comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at the age of 63. His family, friends, fellow actors and fans were shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news and one day has not passed that someone, somewhere in the world hasn’t paid tribute to the famous Oscar winner.
One of Williams’ closest friends, actor Billy Crystal, delivered the most heartbreaking tribute at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and left the world in tears. Here’s what he said:
“He made us laugh, hard, any time you saw him. As genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine—supportive, protective, loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he’s so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy, but though some of the brightest stars are extinct now. They float in the heavens, so far away form us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever…[and sometimes] you’ll think to yourselves, ‘Robin Williams, what a concept.'”
Despite the sad truth that Robin Williams is no longer among the living, his family is determined to raise awareness about suicide and help others who feel that life has lost all point. Zelda Williams opened up about the touchy subject on World Mental Health Day, sharing the names of various mental health institutions and urging her followers not to ignore depression. Williams’ daughter ended the post by saying that her father fought depression his entire life and encouraged people to live on.