Saying Goodbye to a Legend

The end of Mrs. Doubtfire. The end of John Keating. The end of so many other hilarious and thought provoking characters. 
It is true, that this morning, acting and comedian legend Robin Williams died at his home in Marin County, California. 
According to rep Mara Buxbaum, “He [Williams] has been battling severe depression of late.” 
Authorities are still speculating the circumstances surrounding his death, and it was reported by ABC15, the Phoenix ABC affiliate, that the cause of death was asphyxiation, possible suicide. 
Williams was 63.
When I read this news, I found myself on the verge of tears. As younger child, “Mrs. Doubtfire” was hands down my favorite movie, and it just seems wrong that the man who so skillfully brought that character to life is no longer with us. 
Robin Williams was a truly great actor who was able to transform himself into any character he was cast as. While I have never had the intention of becoming an actor or comedian, he has inspired me over the years to laugh at myself because it’s something we all need to do to get on with our lives.
In “Dead Poet’s Society,” Williams had a quote that has found it’s way into my brain after reading of his passing. 
Keating:”Seize the day. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” Why does the writer use these lines?
Charlie: Because he’s in a hurry.
Keating: No. Ding! Thank you for playing anyway. Because we are food for worms, lads. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold and die.
I suppose that’s what has become of Williams, but at least he fulfilled his wish for the boys in “Dead Poet’s Society.”
“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ Don’t be resigned to that. Break out! break out now is the time!” 
By the time he reached the end, he showed us all that he broke out when the time was right, and, substantiating that quote by Thoreau, lead a life of quiet desperation. 
Much Love,
Nicole
Updates will be made to this article when the exact cause of death becomes known. 
Thank you. 
RIP Robin Williams
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