Robin Williams Hung Himself, Didn’t Leave a Note + More

The entire web is pumping out story after story about Robin Williams’ death including lists of his 10 greatest fist bumps or whatever. I’d do the same but I’m real lazy. Instead, here’s a collection of all the news surrounding his death. The photo up top is of Williams and his daughter he posted two weeks ago which would be his last Instagram update.

Robin Williams hung himself and didn’t leave a note: Sources say no suicide note was found and that he hung himself in the main house. It was Robin’s personal assistant who eventually found him. His wife Susan went out to run errands and, while she was gone, his assistant came over to get him but no one answered. She got worried, knocked on the window and went inside when still no one answered. That’s when she found his body. People say he was struggling with depression. Granted, he did have Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opening and may have had a deal in place for Mrs. Doubtfire 2.

He was worried about his career: His immense success early in his career lead to high expectations. Williams had been struggling for another hit show/movie. Having his 2014 comedy, Angriest Man in Brooklyn, open in a limited release before going to DVD and VOD and CBS cancelling his show The Crazy Ones after one season may have sent him into a deep depression.

He had survivor’s guilt: Williams was never able to get over the loss of his friends Christopher Reeve, Andy Kaufman and John Belushi and felt guilty outliving them all.

Robin Williams described Heaven to James Lipton: In 2001, Robin Williams appeared on Inside the Actor’s Studio where he answered Lipton’s question, “If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?”

Zelda Williams, Robin’s daughter, tweeted a tribute to her dad: It was a quote from Antoine De Saint-Exupery which read, “You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.” She ended it with, “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.”

Conan O’Brien paid tribute to Williams’ death: Conan O’Brien found out about his death in the middle of his show and stopped it to pay tribute.

Obama released a statement: Even the POTUS had something to say about his death. “I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I’m sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I’m sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long…. tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace.”

Robin Williams may have had money troubles: A family friend alleges Williams had been talking about his serious money troubles before his death. Robin also lamented the fact he had to take tv and movie roles he didn’t want to just for the paycheck. He may have been referring to Mrs. Doubtfire 2. “Doing sequels was never Robin’s thing, and he wasn’t that excited at having to reprise the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, which was scheduled to start filming later this year.” With all the financial pressure, the cancellation of The Crazy Ones could have sent him spiraling. “He felt embarrassed and humiliated that the show had been a failure. It was very hard for Robin to accept. Here he was in his sixties, and forced to take a role on television for the money. It’s just not where he thought he would be at this point in his life.”

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