Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

Not in the slightest bit surprised by Robin Williams`apparent suicide, though it`s sad news indeed. He always seemed a very volatile character, to me, capable of going quite far in the manic direction; his performance in The Fisher King is almost an embarrassment at times, he gets so lost in exhibitionistic frenzies... It makes sense that he could go just as far the other way, too. A very talented, very funny, very smart man, obviously, but - well, let`s just say I`m not surprised.

1 comment:

Allan MacInnis said...

You know, I kind of sympathize with Henry Rollins here... some suicides taint the work of the artist. I mean, I sometimes have talked myself down from dire acts by saying it would hurt my immediate family and friends; how many people did Mr. Williams have on his ledger?

Rollins is in the process of apologizing for that, mind you. But hey, we don't come to Rollins for sensitivity, do we?