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Robin Williams killed himself
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:40:38 PM »
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  • (CNN) -- Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.
    "He has been battling severe depression of late," his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
    Coroner investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia," according to a statement from the Marin County, California, Sheriff's office.
    Williams married graphic designer Susan Schneider in Napa Valley, California, ceremony in October 2011. Schneider sent a written statement to CNN through the representative.
     Williams' wife: I am utterly heartbroken Larry King: Williams was one-of-a-kind
    "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.
    "On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
    Word of Williams' death stunned the entertainment community Monday.
    Comedian Steve Martin tweeted, "I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul."
    Former CNN host Larry King said he would he remember Williams as "a genuine caring guy.  Not just a funny man, but a guy who cared about people."
    Marin County deputies responded to an emergency call from Williams' home in unincorporated Tiburon, California, at 11:55 a.m., reporting "a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing," the release from the sheriff said.
    Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m., it said.
    Williams was last seen alive at his home, where he lives with his wife, at about 10 a.m., the sheriff's statement said.
    "An investigation into the cause, manner and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff's Office," the sheriff's statement said.
    "Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made."
    An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, the sheriff said.
    Williams made at least two trips to rehab for drug treatment, including a visit this summer, and he underwent heart surgery in 2009.
    Williams, born in Chicago on July 21, 1951, studied theater at Juilliard School before taking his stand up act to nightclubs. He was cast as Mork, an alien visitor to Earth, for a 1974 episode of television's "Happy Days."
    The role led to the spin-off show "Mork & Mindy," which showcased Williams' usual comic improvisation talents.
    He proved his dramatic acting skills in "Good Will Hunting," a 1997 film that earned him a best supporting actor Oscar.
    Williams credited the influence of Jonathan Winters' comic irreverence and quirky characters as a great influence on his comedy. The connection between the two was completed when Winters was cast as Williams' son on "Mork & Mindy."
    When Winters died in 2012, Williams said he was "my idol, then he was my mentor and amazing friend." He tweeted that Winters was his "Comedy Buddha."
    Williams' fans can look forward to four more movie appearances coming to theaters, including another installment in the "Night at the Museum" franchise.
    The film, set for a December release, has Williams reprising the Teddy Roosevelt role he delivered in the first two comedies.
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    Offline Matthew

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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 07:41:37 PM »
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  • R.I.P.

    I wasn't very fond of him or his works.

    He seemed to be very anti-religious and/or anti-Catholic, and also very pro-homosexual.

    He had lots of movies with gay or cross-dressing themes.

    And remember, actors of his caliber often DIRECT or WRITE as well as star in some of their big movies.
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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 07:46:28 PM »
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  • Yeah, the news of his death is very sad indeed.  Robin Williams  was the last person on earth I would of thought would kill himself.

    The authorities in California are only saying suicide as a best guess, they need to complete their autopsy or whatever they do to confirm cause of death...but yeah it looks like suicide.

    He will be remembered for the many hours of joy he brought us in Mork and Mindy as well as some of the other movies he put forward throughout the years.  I liked Mrs. Doubtfire ( i think that was the name) where he made a pretty cute nanny :)

    It is a tragic ending to such a wonderful man who brought us joy and like his wife in her press release asked us, we should remember only the pleasure he brought to society through his craft.

    I also believe it is a wake up call again to focus our attention on mental health issues and the real pain of fighting depression for a long time.

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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 07:51:09 PM »
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  • I remember Patch Adams that had a pretty obscene part, as well as a scene where he was yelling angrily at God.
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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 08:53:24 PM »
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  • Scandalous and sinful people such as Robin Williams who certainly will
    be greeted with horror all the people he caused to be damned into
    the eternal fire, is shocked that there is a really a HELL and there is
    no way back to tell his friends if they continue their sinful ways
    they will be likewise be damned in Hell forever. More of them that
    fall into hell more his sufferings will be increased. Just like
    Martin Luther, more people he caused to be damned because of his
    heresies more his sufferings will be increased.  This is an another
    reason not to go along with the novus ordo new religion.
    If you want to be a true Traditional Catholic, Do not have a TV, a
    Radio, go to the movies, and the Broadway plays. They are full of
    sins and are engines of eternal damnation.

    Why are these Priests watching that Demon Box they call the TV
    at their Sunday Sermons, and dare watch TV when they think
    they are safe from their Parishioners.  Except a Jewish Photographer
    from Chicago's most Jewish rag.


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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 10:47:58 PM »
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  • May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:

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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 12:25:54 AM »
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  • Quote from: poche
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:


    You are correct POCHE. Pray for a notorious sinner soul who is already
    in hell fire wishing now that could have lived in a cloistered
    Monastery where he would have done penance with the lash
    24/7.
    Many Catholics whom meant their maker today now wish the same
    thing. The only thing, they are in a deeper part of hell. Whole lot
    lower than the late Robin Williams RIP.

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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 01:22:18 AM »
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    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:


    You are correct POCHE. Pray for a notorious sinner soul who is already
    in hell fire wishing now that could have lived in a cloistered
    Monastery where he would have done penance with the lash
    24/7.
    Many Catholics whom meant their maker today now wish the same
    thing. The only thing, they are in a deeper part of hell. Whole lot
    lower than the late Robin Williams RIP.

    We are all sinners. We do not know how our sins appear before God. We do not know if in the last moments of his life there was a ray of light that pierced the darkness within and caused this person to make an act of perfect contrition. Therefore I pray for the repose of his soul in the hope that if he is suffering in Purgatory that god will give him the repose and the mercy that I would like for myself when I go before my own judgement.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:    


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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 06:01:19 AM »
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    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:


    You are correct POCHE. Pray for a notorious sinner soul who is already
    in hell fire wishing now that could have lived in a cloistered
    Monastery where he would have done penance with the lash
    24/7.
    Many Catholics whom meant their maker today now wish the same
    thing. The only thing, they are in a deeper part of hell. Whole lot
    lower than the late Robin Williams RIP.

    We are all sinners. We do not know how our sins appear before God. We do not know if in the last moments of his life there was a ray of light that pierced the darkness within and caused this person to make an act of perfect contrition. Therefore I pray for the repose of his soul in the hope that if he is suffering in Purgatory that god will give him the repose and the mercy that I would like for myself when I go before my own judgement.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:    



    It is illicit to have good hope for those who die outside of the Catholic Church. Williams was Episcopalian, some even say he was an atheist.

    Jesus said: "I hear mine and mine hear me" and gave a direct order to be on watch at all times, because he would come like a thief in the night.

    So any one who is a murderer (reported), heretic, adulterer, obviously disobeyed that direct order and was not watching because he did not hear Christ Jesus and therefore was not His.

    It is a sign of the times that this has to be pointed out to so many.



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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 06:05:54 AM »
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  • Quote from: GJC
    Quote from: poche
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    Quote from: poche
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:


    You are correct POCHE. Pray for a notorious sinner soul who is already
    in hell fire wishing now that could have lived in a cloistered
    Monastery where he would have done penance with the lash
    24/7.
    Many Catholics whom meant their maker today now wish the same
    thing. The only thing, they are in a deeper part of hell. Whole lot
    lower than the late Robin Williams RIP.

    We are all sinners. We do not know how our sins appear before God. We do not know if in the last moments of his life there was a ray of light that pierced the darkness within and caused this person to make an act of perfect contrition. Therefore I pray for the repose of his soul in the hope that if he is suffering in Purgatory that god will give him the repose and the mercy that I would like for myself when I go before my own judgement.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:    



    It is illicit to have good hope for those who die outside of the Catholic Church. Williams was Episcopalian, some even say he was an atheist.

    Jesus said: "I hear mine and mine hear me" and gave a direct order to be on watch at all times, because he would come like a thief in the night.

    So any one who is a murderer (reported), heretic, adulterer, obviously disobeyed that direct order and was not watching because he did not hear Christ Jesus and therefore was not His.

    It is a sign of the times that this has to be pointed out to so many.


    I would also add that he committed suicide.  I'm guessing it's pretty darn difficult to have a perfect act of contrition at the same time as you are committing a mortal sin.
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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 06:58:20 AM »
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  • Poche, like so many other modern Catholics, suffers from "ignorance of things divine" (Pope Pius X Encyclical:  Acerbo Nimis).  Roman Catholic Doctrine must be carefully studied and learned.  Sentimental feelings can never pass for Truth.


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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 07:32:30 AM »
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  • Is it OK to make jokes when a comedian dies?

    (Surely, they of all people would not mind).

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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #12 on: August 12, 2014, 08:55:59 AM »
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  • True, generally speaking we should leave judgment to God and pray for the faithful departed.

    But, on the other hand, we shouldn't demean our religion, as if it's not necessary, by offering solid or likely hope that a notorious sinner -- who died in the ultimate despair of suicide -- saved his soul.

    The Church seems to agree: she refuses Catholic burial to suicides as well as non-Catholics. So she agrees that there are average sinners who are "trying", and then there are PUBLIC, NOTORIOUS, UNREPENTANT SINNERS.

    It's one of the dogmas of Liberalism that, "We're all sinners, right? So what does it matter? Notorious sodomites, militant atheists, serial killers, and each one of us -- we are all sinners before God."

    Uh, no.  At least we sinners are A) not malicious, B) repentant, and C) trying. We're not willfully tempting God by remaining sin for months and years on end. We are trying to not multiply our mortal sins into a pile as tall as the Tower of Babel.

    We must keep that balance.
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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 11:33:25 AM »
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  • Reminds me of the tune, "Tears of a clown, when there's no one around."

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    Robin Williams killed himself
    « Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 11:47:21 AM »
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  • Why is this OK
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    R.I.P.

    But not this
    Quote from: poche
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
     :pray: :pray: :pray:

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    What return shall I make to the Lord for all the things that He hath given unto me?

     

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