The Death of Robin Williams

Robin Williams

July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014

You’re only given a little spark ofmadness.  You mustn’t lose it.

In my career I’ve learned a lot about peopleand how they deal with grief.  There’s no judging it.  Grief, likedepression, is a personal thing.

Sometimes a celebrity’s death affectspeople deeply.  Williams is one of those people.

I think a lot of it has to do with a certainage group – a new generation, dealing with this sort of thing for the first time.

People had their JFK, their Diana, their BradRenfro and their Jonathan Brandis.  There’s no rhyme or reason, it just is.

Williams was a huge star.  His manic behavior was his calling card.  When he wasfunny,we laughed.  When he was serious, he wasconvincing. 

When he was sinister, he sold it well. Very well.