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Post by Guest Tue 12 Aug 2014, 12:14 am

Breaking story that he's been found dead in an apparent suicide

Kinda hope its a hoax. Genuinely gutted if true

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Post by Guest Tue 12 Aug 2014, 12:20 am

Deffo not a hoax....gutted. made my childhood awesome

Genuinely done some of the funniest stand up as well. Comic genius

RIP

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Tue 12 Aug 2014, 12:30 am

That's properly horrible news

What a life he had though
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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Tue 12 Aug 2014, 2:09 am

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Post by RinoGattuso Tue 12 Aug 2014, 3:38 am

Dyslexic Take That fans are inconsolable.

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Post by kingraf Tue 12 Aug 2014, 7:00 am

That's completely inappropriate... but it made me laugh just a little
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Post by CFCNick Tue 12 Aug 2014, 7:48 am

No more banana leaves......

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Post by Azzy Tue 12 Aug 2014, 10:58 am

Jumanji was great.

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Post by Guest Tue 12 Aug 2014, 11:05 am

TheSecondComing wrote:Jumanji was great.
No it wasn't............

Anyway, Williams may have ceased to be as "relevant" in recent years but there's no denying that, in his pomp, he was a genuine tour de force. Brave enough to accept the challenge of "serious acting" roles and over time showed a genuine versatility in his acting ability. Not many make the leap from stand up comic to Oscar winner.

Sad loss to the world. An absolute whirlwind of barely held in check energy and the provider of some of modern cinema's more iconic roles.

Good Morning Vietnam is a testament to his comedic genius, timing and improv skills.

R.I.P.

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Post by Azzy Tue 12 Aug 2014, 11:10 am

DAVE667 wrote:
TheSecondComing wrote:Jumanji was great.
No it wasn't............
Yes, it was.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Tue 12 Aug 2014, 11:31 am

Depression is a terrible thing............Can hit everyone regardless of status......

Hit me two seconds after I said "I do"...

I'm depressed now because I thought the title said Robbie Williams..

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Post by Guest Tue 12 Aug 2014, 1:51 pm

TheSecondComing wrote:
DAVE667 wrote:
TheSecondComing wrote:Jumanji was great.
No it wasn't............
Yes, it was.
No it wasn't....will you be told, man?

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Tue 12 Aug 2014, 2:16 pm

The sad thing is we are talking about the guy's movies..

I'll remember him with Pryor, Murphy and Hicks as one of the greatest comedians of alltime...

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Post by Azzy Tue 12 Aug 2014, 2:19 pm

DAVE667 wrote:
TheSecondComing wrote:
DAVE667 wrote:
TheSecondComing wrote:Jumanji was great.
No it wasn't............
Yes, it was.
No it wasn't....will you be told, man?
No, I won't. Jumanji was an excellent family film, with a witty yet strangely harrowing performance from Williams.

One Hour Photo still haunts me. What a film.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Tue 12 Aug 2014, 2:23 pm

Insomnia for me was his best.........Stole the movie from the great Pacino....

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Post by Azzy Tue 12 Aug 2014, 3:26 pm

That's the last I'll say as this is about Robin Williams. Who was a darn fine comedian and actor.

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Post by westisbest Tue 12 Aug 2014, 3:50 pm

Loved Club Paradise. Great film.

Was good in that.

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Post by seanmichaels Tue 12 Aug 2014, 5:20 pm

Loved Dead Poet Society, Good Will Humping and Jack (so far unmentioned). Seemed an alright bloke on Graham Norton or whatever program he was on. Asphyxiation? I would tie a rope round a bridge and get in the water and let the flow end it peacefully.

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Post by Hoggy_Bear Tue 12 Aug 2014, 6:16 pm

seanmichaels wrote: Good Will Humping

you've been watching the porn version by mistake haven't you? Very Happy 

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Post by Stella Tue 12 Aug 2014, 6:22 pm

The Fisher King was imo, his best film.

RIP!
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Post by Bull Tue 12 Aug 2014, 8:19 pm

RIP Robin. Thoughts with your family and friends.  rose 

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Post by The Best in the World Tue 12 Aug 2014, 9:23 pm

R.I.P, he was a quality actor, a very funny comedian and he seemed like a genuine family man.
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 13 Aug 2014, 9:57 am

Always find it amusing when someone writes he was a genuine family Man.....

Because I've done a lot of studies for many big businessmen who no doubt loved their families who were proper asssholes.....

I'm being pedantic but I always find it amusing what a meaningless bunch of words they are...

You have a family...You love them...It's taken as read..

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Post by Guest Wed 13 Aug 2014, 10:29 am

Anyway, also saddened to hear of the death of Lauren Bacall...a true Hollywood great!

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 13 Aug 2014, 10:35 am

DAVE667 wrote:Anyway, also saddened to hear of the death of Lauren Bacall...a true Hollywood great!

Seconded...Up there with Carole Lombard, Joan Crawford and Davis as real powerhouse Hollywood femme fatale's......

RIP....

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Post by super_realist Wed 13 Aug 2014, 2:55 pm

I see the world's second least funny man (after Russell Brand) Russel Kane is putting his worthless tuppence in regarding Williams suicide.

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Post by Guest Wed 13 Aug 2014, 3:28 pm

No idea what the lad's tweeted but having seen Mr Kane on TV recently, I'd hazard a guess that Williams' well documented drug/alcohol problems aren't a million miles away from what ails young Russell these days. He suffered a very public meltdown and image make-over after some relationship catastrophe (he referred to it as his kitchen floor reset) and yet the man still looks about fifteen seconds away from life-ending binge.

The death of Robin Williams has probably struck a chord with Kane

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Post by super_realist Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:18 pm

DAVE667 wrote:No idea what the lad's tweeted but having seen Mr Kane on TV recently, I'd hazard a guess that Williams' well documented drug/alcohol problems aren't a million miles away from what ails young Russell these days. He suffered a very public meltdown and image make-over after some relationship catastrophe (he referred to it as his kitchen floor reset) and yet the man still looks about fifteen seconds away from life-ending binge.

The death of Robin Williams has probably struck a chord with Kane

He was complaining about people saying suicide was selfish.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:24 pm

I hoped this thread would be somewhere people could leave nice messages of respect, discuss some wonderful films and comedic moments, and maybe too address some concerns and support for genuine fight people have with depression. It is disappointing to see it became an "I know better than you" fest where both sides looked immature.

I struggle with depression. I'm currently finding it very hard. I found the news a weird sort of blow, and was then extremely disappointed in some newspapers, including the Metro and the Mirror, for deciding to base their front page stories on gruesome and graphic details.

I detest this even more than I am sickened by the way some media outlets report on homicides like a gossip laden entertainment piece.

There are vulnerable people who will have seen these stories and reports and been affected. Maybe knowingly, others already weak who will have taken things on board that do their peace of mind no good at all.

The Samaritans produce quite easily found guidelines in situations such as this, ones ignored blatantly by some papers. And, I suppose to some, who cares? The weaker of us with mental strength cannot be mollycoddled. I would hope decent people don't think that way.

And that goes to ignore the way a man's death has been treated as a "good news day" for papers who can boast disturbing facts.

Personally, it sparked thoughts in my mind I can usually keep at bay. I hope others who either don't have the support network in place or just are worse off than myself could see the positives of life and fight on.

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Post by super_realist Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:34 pm

Did you expect better from the Metro or Mirror or indeed any newspaper/media outlet?


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Post by Dolphin Ziggler Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:35 pm

I kind of did with suicide of a generally beloved actor

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Post by Azzy Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:39 pm

I was appalled by Alan Brazil's comments on Talksport. I have lobbied for his removal from the airwaves and have now tuned in to a different channel until he has been sacked.

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Post by super_realist Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:48 pm

TheSecondComing wrote:I was appalled by Alan Brazil's comments on Talksport. I have lobbied for his removal from the airwaves and have now tuned in to a different channel until he has been sacked.

There is nothing wrong with people having and expressing opinion. I don't know what he's said, I presume that he questions suicide/mental illness as he has before, but if the criteria for listening to a station was that you agreed with everything that was said on it then nobody would listen to anything.

AS for Talksport, Mike Parry and Mike Graham overnight is the only thing worth listening to.


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Post by Azzy Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:49 pm

super_realist wrote:There is nothing wrong with people having and expressing opinion. I don't know what he's said, I presume that he questions suicide/mental illness as he has before, but if the criteria for listening to a station was that you agreed with everything that was said on it then nobody would listen to anything.
"There is nothing wrong with people having and expressing opinion." - as Stan Collymore said, having an opinion on a factual illness is called ignorance.

"if the criteria for listening to a station was that you agreed with everything that was said on it then nobody would listen to anything." - disagreed. I love Cbeebies radio.

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Post by super_realist Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:51 pm

What did Brazil say?

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Post by westisbest Wed 13 Aug 2014, 9:27 pm

Dolphin Ziggler wrote:I hoped this thread would be somewhere people could leave nice messages of respect, discuss some wonderful films and comedic moments, and maybe too address some concerns and support for genuine fight people have with depression. It is disappointing to see it became an "I know better than you" fest where both sides looked immature.

I struggle with depression. I'm currently finding it very hard. I found the news a weird sort of blow, and was then extremely disappointed in some newspapers, including the Metro and the Mirror, for deciding to base their front page stories on gruesome and graphic details.

I detest this even more than I am sickened by the way some media outlets report on homicides like a gossip laden entertainment piece.

There are vulnerable people who will have seen these stories and reports and been affected. Maybe knowingly, others already weak who will have taken things on board that do their peace of mind no good at all.

The Samaritans produce quite easily found guidelines in situations such as this, ones ignored blatantly by some papers. And, I suppose to some, who cares? The weaker of us with mental strength cannot be mollycoddled. I would hope decent people don't think that way.

And that goes to ignore the way a man's death has been treated as a "good news day" for papers who can boast disturbing facts.

Personally, it sparked thoughts in my mind I can usually keep at bay. I hope others who either don't have the support network in place or just are worse off than myself could see the positives of life and fight on.


Good post Dolph

Head up mate.


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Post by Dolphin Ziggler Wed 13 Aug 2014, 9:43 pm

OK 

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Post by Crimey Wed 13 Aug 2014, 9:44 pm

I've removed all the off-topic guff from this thread, if it's brought up again by somebody it's an immediate one day ban.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Wed 13 Aug 2014, 9:47 pm

Recently lost an uncle to depression, its a weird disease. He had everything to live for, like Robin Williams, but it takes hold over your mind I guess. Something I hope I won't experience and hope others get help for.

Dolph, great post and get better  Smile
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Post by Azzy Thu 14 Aug 2014, 9:22 am

Agreed, I'd never have suspected someone as busy as Dolph to be susceptible to such a state. It really does open your eyes - if Dolph can suffer, so can we all. What is comforting is the overwhelming reaction from the public - only a few small-minded idiots have abused Williams' family, while 99.99999999999% have been fantastic. That's what you want to see.

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Post by Stella Thu 14 Aug 2014, 9:40 am

A load of bo..ocks was spouted last night.

Back to Williams and his films. He made one called RV, which in all honesty is as corny as a lorry load of sweetcorn, but it's one of my favourite Williams films.

Head up Dolphin. Supporting west ham cannot help :-)
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Post by Guest Thu 14 Aug 2014, 10:40 am

Remember going to see Dead Poet's Society at the cinema and people were shuffling in their seats waiting for Williams to go off on one and do something zany. It was the same with Jim Carrey in The Truman Show. People were struggling to accept that a comedian might be able to take on a serious role.


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Post by seanmichaels Thu 14 Aug 2014, 10:49 am

Difficult one. Think topping yourself is fine but you do have a responsibiltiy to loved ones etc.

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Post by Azzy Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:01 am

Not sure if I'm allowed to ask people to sign a petition, but I have created one on change.org to call on Talksport to sack Alan Brazil. Would be indebted to you if you'd sign it:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/talksport-sack-alan-brazil-for-his-comments-relating-to-the-tragic-death-of-robin-williams

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Post by seanmichaels Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:04 am

TheSecondComing wrote:Not sure if I'm allowed to ask people to sign a petition, but I have created one on change.org to call on Talksport to sack Alan Brazil. Would be indebted to you if you'd sign it:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/talksport-sack-alan-brazil-for-his-comments-relating-to-the-tragic-death-of-robin-williams
 
Shove your petition up your arris. Don't be a complete helmet. He's allowed his opinion and what he said is actually spot on. People like you wind me up no end.

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Post by Azzy Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:06 am

People like you wind me up no end, so we're at am impasse. I won't call you names though.

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Post by seanmichaels Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:08 am

TheSecondComing wrote:People like you wind me up no end, so we're at am impasse. I won't call you names though.
 
I didn't call you a name. I said don't be a helmet.
 
Get off the band wagon. If you feel so strongly volunteer for the samaritans.
 
Petition to get someone sacked? Unbelievable.

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Post by Azzy Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:15 am

I volunteer for a local hospice. Wouldn't have the time for the Samaritans as well.

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Post by seanmichaels Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:17 am

Would have thought you'd be more constructive then? Have you heard what he said or did you read it in the Guardian?

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Post by westisbest Thu 14 Aug 2014, 11:19 am

Not sure what Brazil said.
 
There will always be people, famous or not, who will make fun of the dead.
 
Its not for me.
 
Maybe the shoe will be on the other foot, when those making fun lose a loved one.
 
How will they react when they hear people making fun of their loss.

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