Highlights of Robin William’s Life

Behind the Scenes of an Actor

Stephany Massart, Reporter

Robin McLaurin Williams lived from 1951-2014.  There were many speculations as to how he died, but we’ll get back to that later.  He was an actor, a comedian, a husband, a father, and a friendly face to those who knew him.  He brought smiles and laughter almost everywhere he went.  You could always count on him to lighten your mood according to several actors he has worked with.

To start, Robin Williams was an actor.  He played in MANY movies and shows.  Here are just a list of a few of them:

  • Aladdin(cartoon)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Nightmare at the Museum
  • Jumanj
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Dead Poet’s Society
  • Happy Feet
  •  Mork and Mindy

The list could go on and on.  Robin actually studied at an acting college.  No one knows if he was kicked out or he quit, but it was sensed by the public that he was too comedic to be taken seriously among those within that college.

Robin Williams was also a comedian.  He used this love of comedy in his career of acting.  Outside of acting gigs, Robin would go to comedy houses and perform for people, using going past his allotted time, making the crowd sore and teary-eyed from laughter.

On top of all of this, Robin was thrice a husband and a father.  He was married to three different woman, having two kids with his first wife and one kid with his second wife.

Although it seemed like he had it all, Robin was suffering from depression and on and off alcoholism and drug addictions.  He was going through a hard time.  Getting divorced twice doesn’t help in these situations.  It was speculated that Williams died due to suicide.  Reporters say that he hung himself when his depression spiked so severe that he just didn’t want to live anymore.

On a side note: If you ever feel that your depression and sadness is enclosing you in it’s talons of darkness, seek help.  Find someone to talk to before you get to the point that Robin did.  Nothing has to end with suicide.  There are other options and ways that people can help you through things.  Robin Williams was going through a hard time.  Instead of seeking help, he covered his hurt with comedy, making others feel under the impression that he was okay when he truly wasn’t.  Don’t try to hide how you’re feeling.  Seek help from someone you trust and can talk to about anything.

Rest in peace Robin Williams.  May your legacy continue on throughout the generations.