Monday, August 11, 2014

BREAKING: Robin Williams Passes Away!

Today marks another devastating day in the entertainment industry. The famed comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away today at the age of 63.

He battled depression and it took its toll. He committed suicide. The Marin County, California coroner's office suggested the cause of death to be suicide by asphyxiation, though it is still under investigation.

Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978-1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin.
The world lost a legend.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

Williams starred in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones this year. That show didn't make the 2014 - 2015 season even though it was critically acclaimed.

The junk food media went to tribute outpouring and wondering a world without a famous face.

I am truly sadden by this event. We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the family of Robin Williams.

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