Robin Williams Dead

#1

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So sad. I will keep him in my prayers.

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#2

May God have mercy on his soul, and give comfort to his family and loved ones.

DGB

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#3

How sad. :frowning:

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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#4

So incredibly sad. My God grant him eternal rest and comfort his family

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#5

1

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! 5
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

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O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills; 10
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck, 15
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

3

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; 20
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Walt Whitman, made famous by Robin Williams

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#6

He had a troubled life. May he rest in peace.

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#7

Being discussed here: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=902348

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#8

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

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#9

He’s not dead, so please pray instead for his conversion.

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#10

Praying for the repose of his soul.

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#11

:confused:

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#12

I heard this afternoon over the radio.

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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#13

Praying for the repose of his soul.

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#14

Thank you Robin for some very nice moments.

Some of my favorites were in the movie “Awakenings”.

youtube.com/watch?v=JAz-prw_W2A

I played music for older adults in convalescent homes and Alzheimers facilities. There was a scene in Awakenings where longtime patients who were not respondent to any stimulii “came alive” and were lucid when certain music was played. I had this happen in some of my classes.

Also, in 1969 a classmate of mine was temporarily paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident.

As in the movie, a doctor (like Robin Williams’ character) tossed him a nerf ball quickly and Mike (to his surprise) reflexively caught it.

Awakenings was based on a true story according to the credits.

Williams could be an over the top clown, but was capable of surprising dramatic performances as well. His heartfelt plea in court for custody of his kids in one of his movies, his quirky title role in “Patch Adams” and his warm affection for his fellow soldiers in “Good Morning Vietnam” are among my favorite scenes.

The possibility of suicide saddens me. I hope it was just a mistake somehow. And that
Robin has a heavenly reuniting with Jonathan Winters (among others) and a positive judgement for all the laughter and smiles he gave us.

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#15

It now seems that the news of it being a hoax was the hoax after all. I’m not sure, but I’ll pray for him either way.

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#16

I didnt care too much for his comedy, but I did like the movie he did about the afterlife, I think it was ‘what dreams may come’…that was a pretty good movie imo! Especially sad to see one of our comedians die under these circumstances, but I guess everyone has their demons they fight with on a daily basis.

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#17

Amen, God hear our prayers.

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#18

We’ve never had a friend like you Mr. Williams. :frowning:

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#19

Robin Williams was a great actor. He could do any character and do a heck if a job doing it, plus give his character life. I had totally forgotten his role in Aladdin.

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#20

Gifted, no question about it, came natural to him. The depression and the alcohol though, he was conflicted. Makes you wonder how you define fame and success.

It may be well and fine to remember the talent and life, but I wouldn’t overlook the dilemma.

My prayers are with him.

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