Many times comedians and those who laugh to make the mood lighter are really suffering inside. I am sure he knew that he brought happiness to others, but did not feel that happiness. Guaranteed only those closest to him knew how low he was and how much he was suffering inside, because he was good at faking a smile and cracking a joke.
Yep. Comedy and making others laugh is often a disguise for the anguish and demons. You build a wall, so as not to let anyone see everything you have going on inside. You put the focus elsewhere. My heart truly breaks for this man.
All the work he did, from Comic Relief, visiting our troops, He was constantly looking at doing something for others.
Mork and Mindy was one of the first Tv series I remember overseas. Of his films, The World According to Garp, Patch Adams, and What Dreams may come stand out to me.
I can't imagine where he was at with his depression to decide to end his life. I truly hope he rests in peace
We are celebrating his life, which was full of doing things that made us laugh, smile, and think. He was constantly volunteering to help with charity after charity, including working with the USO.
How dare you think you know what he was going through. That is a selfish response right there, and one worthy of people losing respect for you.
He had his demons, he fought them for decades and finally succumbed. To think you can understand how he felt is ridiculous. It is easy to sit back and say this guy had it made, but you have no idea what was going through his mind and what made him finally act on his impulse. He has been fighting clinical depression for years, if this was an exact science with an easy solution do you not think it would be solved?