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    RIP: Robin Williams

    Just saw this come on the news wire.

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/1...ms-dead-at-63/

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    bummer, funny man in his day.
    rip Mork, you made me laugh as a kid.
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    Some sites are suggesting suicide...

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    Just heard...dude was funny as hell but he definitely had some demons. RIP
    The Sheriff is near!

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    RIP Mrs. Doubtfire

    To the Thingmajigger!

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    ouch. Always seemed very manic - depressive

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    All the years combine
    they melt into a dream

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    What a terrible loss. A San Fran icon, I used drive by his house in Sea Cliff all the time.

    RIP

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    That sux, rip funny dude Robin Williams.
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    RIP Mork

    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Mork, the Bird Cage, the Fisher King, Dead Poets, Good Will Hunting, Moscow on the Hudson, and many others big, small, notable, and almost forgotten.

    The g/f and I were just asking each other what our favorite of his films was...and we both realized there were so many, too many.

    He fought his demons all his life. Its so sad that he lost to himself.
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    Absolutely sucks. He brought so much laughter and joy to me and so many others.

    Damn

    RIP

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    RIP: Robin Williams

    I lived in Marin and some old friends there know his wife and say she's a real sweetheart. Bummer.

    Strong movie work.

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    RIP: Robin Williams

    I had the privilege of skiing with Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows once about 15 years ago. Loaded a chair with him. He was on tele gear too. I didn't recognize him at first. He looked down at my gear and said "Hey. Your binding is broken." I looked at him the way I always look at smart asses that say that, looked at his gear, looked back at him and realized who he was. I just sat there gaping and stammering and he just said "Yep. It's me." A hell of a nice guy. We chatted a bunch, took a few runs together, and then he took off. Ran in to him at the Cottonwood that evening and he made a point to come up and say hi and chat for a few minutes with my friends then went to his table. Bought us all dinner and beers without telling us. A genuinely nice guy.

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    my little sister and i were totally mesmerized by mork and mindy. i would say that when i was younger he probably made me laugh more than anybody until my tastes turned to richard pryor, george carlin, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    I had the privilege of skiing with Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows once about 15 years ago. Loaded a chair with him. He was on tele gear too. I didn't recognize him at first. He looked down at my gear and said "Hey. Your binding is broken." I looked at him the way I always look at smart asses that say that, looked at his gear, looked back at him and realized who he was. I just sat there gaping and stammering and he just said "Yep. It's me." A hell of a nice guy. We chatted a bunch, took a few runs together, and then he took off. Ran in to him at the Cottonwood that evening and he made a point to come up and say hi and chat for a few minutes with my friends then went to his table. Bought us all dinner and beers without telling us. A genuinely nice guy.
    That's a great story.
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    Yup. Thanks for that telemike

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    I had the privilege of skiing with Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows once about 15 years ago. Loaded a chair with him. He was on tele gear too. I didn't recognize him at first. He looked down at my gear and said "Hey. Your binding is broken." I looked at him the way I always look at smart asses that say that, looked at his gear, looked back at him and realized who he was. I just sat there gaping and stammering and he just said "Yep. It's me." A hell of a nice guy. We chatted a bunch, took a few runs together, and then he took off. Ran in to him at the Cottonwood that evening and he made a point to come up and say hi and chat for a few minutes with my friends then went to his table. Bought us all dinner and beers without telling us. A genuinely nice guy.
    A good, no, a great story.

    RIP Robin Williams.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    I had the privilege of skiing with Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows once about 15 years ago. Loaded a chair with him. He was on tele gear too. I didn't recognize him at first. He looked down at my gear and said "Hey. Your binding is broken." I looked at him the way I always look at smart asses that say that, looked at his gear, looked back at him and realized who he was. I just sat there gaping and stammering and he just said "Yep. It's me." A hell of a nice guy. We chatted a bunch, took a few runs together, and then he took off. Ran in to him at the Cottonwood that evening and he made a point to come up and say hi and chat for a few minutes with my friends then went to his table. Bought us all dinner and beers without telling us. A genuinely nice guy.
    That's rad. I remember one night I went to the opening of Saving Private Ryan in Incline Village. About 5 minutes into the opening scene I hear someone sobbing uncontrollably behind me. I turn around to see if the person is okay, and there he was... Robin Williams. I asked if he was alright and he gave me a nod, then on the way out he thanked me for asking. I've never been too star struck, but I felt pretty honored to have been in his presence. Gonna miss seeing that man on the big screen.
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    Really!? F ...
    I've never laughed so hard as I have for his stand-up. His 'Live on Broadway' that HBO ran about ten years ago is one of my all time favorites. I definitely watched the shit out of Mrs. Doubtfire growing up.

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    god damn, that fucking blows, i really liked that dude.
    crab in my shoe mouth

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    Those are great stories TeleMike and Kied. Nice to hear he was so genuine. Makes me miss him more.

    RIP Robin.
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    Those are great stories TeleMike and Kied. Nice to hear he was so genuine. Makes me miss him more.

    RIP Robin.
    Completely agree. Fantastic stories. What a great actor and ground-breaking comedian.

    He was a skilled user of the word "fuck," which is a personal favorite of mine. Good piece here:
    http://nowtoronto.com/movies/story.cfm?content=199194
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    Loved him in Dead Poets and Good Will Hunting.

    Really a sad loss. Rip.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    i'll have to watch, but at the very end of the routine -- it may have been the met -- he's doing a bit where he's playing a little kid holding his dad's hand and the show ends with him looking up to the lights in the back and flipping off all the shitty stuff that happens in the world. at least that's how i half remember it. it was a long time ago but it was a powerful exit.

    and then he got so famous that it seemed like he was doing caricatures of himself. i think movies helped him continue to dig into his original spirit and expand himself, but i mostly (half) remember his standup and the utter mania.

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    Unbelievable.

    RIP

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