Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. – Robin Williams
I happened to catch a documentary about Robin Williams on HBO titled, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.
Here is information from the website about the documentary:
A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is told largely through Williams’ own words, and celebrates what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014.
I enjoyed Williams on Mork & Mindy and I saw Good Morning Vietnam when I was stationed in Guam at Andersen AFB. He had quite a range for an actor.
In May 2014, Williams was told that he had Parkinson’s disease. On August 11, 2014, he committed suicide.
I don’t personally know Williams but many who did were shocked at his death by suicide. I remember thinking about how could someone be so funny and energetic and then take his own life. Later on, I learned that he had Parkinson’s disease.
We never know what demons those in the public eye are dealing with in their personal lives.
If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing. – Robin Williams
Have a great week!