R.I.P. Robin Williams

Comedian and actor Robim Williams was found dead today of an apparent suicide at his home in Marin county California. I understand he struggled for years with alcoholism and cocaine issues. And apparently had finiancial issues in recent years. But he touched the lives of millions with his wit, comedy, and unique way of seeing the world.

One of my favorite memories of him was at the memorial in Golden Gate Park in the early 90’s for legendary promoter Bill Graham. It was right after Mount Pinnatubo in the Phillipines had erupted, and playing on the reality of this Williams made some jokes about knowing Bill was up in Heaven directing “god” on the sunsets…(to paraphrase) “a little more fuschia over here, a little more orange here” …. “you know we are going to have spectacular sunsets for the next good while”.

Initial article at the SF paper here


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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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2 Responses to R.I.P. Robin Williams

  1. Barneysday says:

    Robin Williams touched all of our lives in many wonderful ways. RIP.

  2. btg5885 says:

    Robin Williams was one of our geniuses in comedy. His gift to ad lib any situation or issue coupled with a marvelous acting ability make him sorely missed and well remembered. His dramatic roles in Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams and Good Will Hunting, eg showed how talented he was. I was do delighted he had the new TV show which was priceless when they showed the out takes at the end. This is a sad day for us all. BTG

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