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Published: Monday, Aug. 11 2014 5:00 p.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

Sad. A comedic genius who will be missed.

Norman, OK

Wow. This man was an actor known by a generation. Williams was a great actor. Doubtfire, Flubber, Patch Adams, Dead Poets, Hook, Jumanji.....the list goes on.

Mcallen, TX

Great comedian.

Utah Soldier
Bountiful, UT

For me, he was a hero simply because he toured with the USO. I met him in Kuwait in NOV 2003 when he came as part of a USO tour.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

What was his problem? Just wondering Why.


A tragic loss, rest in peace Robin.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Robin Williams was battling severe depression according to other news scources. Wow, I sure didn't see this coming. My Family and I saw him along the California Central Coast alone in a restaurant several summers ago. This was the weekend of his brother's brother funeral. Now people, lets all try to be a little nicer to those around us. Our better behavior may stop a friend, a co-worker or a family memeber from taking their own life.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Depression is no respecter of persons or professions. It's ironic that a man who made so many people laugh was hurting so much inside. RIP Robin Williams.

Woods Cross, UT

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

orem, UT

I'm so sorry. Thank you Robin, for making me laugh.

Clearfield, UT

Goes to show that we all have Demons we battle. A person can appear so happy on the outside but suffer immensely on the inside. My heart goes out to all who have suffered with depression and all who are left behind to come to grips with suicide. Every time I hear about a suicide It is a reminder to be mindful and observant of signs by those around us of hopelessness and try to offer love and hope and resources for professional help. Thank you Robin Williams for all the cheer you spread during your life.

mountain view, WY

Mork has return to Ork. Thanks for the ride captain. Pease be with you.

Ogden, UT

He was unique. He will be sorely missed.

salt lake city, UT

Suicide, particularly of someone so prominent like Robyn Williams, can be epidemic in its impact. That is, people who would not normally think of self destruction will, and tragically, will act on an impulse which has untold lasting impact on those around them. If anyone reading this feels some impulse to self destruction please seek help. Remember those around you. Suicide is more about them, than you.

Bountiful, UT

There's nothing selfish about suicide. A person who commits suicide most likely believes the world will be a better place without them, that the pain they cause for being among family is friends is actually much less than the pain they'd feel if he or she was dead. So let's not judge y'all!

South Jordan, Utah

One of the all-time greatest comedians AND actors! It is definitely a huge loss. RIP, Robin Williams.

Provo, UT

Having been in the past a Young Men's President @ the Utah State Hospital to young men
ages 12 - 18 years old who experienced some kind of abuse, sexual, physical, verbal, alcohol or drugs; I saw mental illness up close and what it can do. It is a horrid illness and people aren't mentally ill, "just because." Too bad more people don't get the help they need when help works as sometimes mental illness can be controlled sometimes not.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Humor is a reflex of the struggle to be sane. For many years, Robin turned inner turmoil into combustion for making the world laugh at its misery. That’s quite a legacy.

Orem, UT

We have all had our bad days and perhaps extended times where we have struggled. It is easy to get down on yourself and wonder how you will make it through.

Depression is real and those who suffer from it need to have faith and hope injected into their lives. This can come from supportive family and friends. You never know when a kind word or deed will change someone's life in a dramatic way.

It is always sad when someone falls to this 'ailment' and takes their own life. It is devastating to those they leave behind. It also takes away all the experiences that they and their loved ones will now miss out on.

Robin brightened the lives of millions. It is too bad that it wasn't enough to brighten his own life enough to carry on.

Cedar Hills, UT

sucide. This translates to a funny crazy guy on the outside but dark and terribly depressed on the inside.

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