"I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."
It is with a very heavy heart that I pass along the very sad news that legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away. Last week, Joan stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest while she was undergoing a throat procedure in a medical clinic in NYC. After she was rushed to the hospital, she was placed in a medically-induced coma and was admitted to the Intensive Care unit. Earlier this week, it was reported that Joan was released from Intensive Care and was checked into her own private room. Earlier today, at 1:17 PM ET, Joan Rivers passed away. Her daughter Melissa Rivers has released a statement announcing Joan‘s death, you can read it in full below. More »
"He made us laugh"
Last week we learned that comic/actor Billy Crystal was tasked with delivering the memorial speech for the late Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards this year and last night, he did just that. Billy‘s memorial to his dear friend Robin was heartfelt, funny and full of love. I had a feeling when he started speaking that his speech was going to make me cry … and it did. Click the embed above to watch Billy Crystal deliver this loving speech about his late friend … OUR beloved friend, Robin Williams.
"Everybody grieves in their own way."
Mara Wilson, the young actress who played Robin Williams‘s daughter in the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire, published a post on her personal blog about the passing of Robin Williams. We’ve heard from Robin‘s children so I thought it would be nice to pass along this loving tribute that was written by one of Robin‘s fictional children as well. Mara, you may recall, was adamant that she would not be reprising her role in the planned sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire that was announced earlier this year but that doesn’t mean that she didn’t love and cherish her time with Robin the first time around. Click below to read the full text of Mara Wilson‘s blogpost about the late Robin Williams. More »
A Hollywood Legend is gone
UGH. Even more sad news to pass along today … Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall passed away earlier today after she suffered a massive stroke. I know that so many people are still reeling from the death of Robin Williams yesterday and today we lose another legend. Bacall may not be as well known among younger fans but back in Hollywood’s hey day, she was truly one of the more beloved leading ladies. More »
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Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County Sheriff’s Department just delivered a press conference on live TV detailing the circumstances and details regarding the death of Robin Williams. As has been widely reported, police are confirming that Williams died of the suicidal act of asphyxiation due to hanging. To be very honest, the full known details about Robin Williams‘s death may be a bit too much for some readers so I will leave further information about his death below. Lt. Boyd revealed fairly detailed information about how Williams‘s body was found which may be troubling for some readers. The very sad news of Robin Williams‘s death has just gotten exponentially sadder. More »
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The TV Guide
News of Robin Williams‘s death hit me pretty hard yesterday, completely out of the blue and pretty much changed the course the rest of the rest of my day. I had started a bit of packing and was digging things out of my closets for packing and purging which, honestly, was already an emotional experience for me. It’s not fun to find old photos, cards, letters, etc. that one would rather not encounter all at once but it’s part of the process of moving on. I took a bit of a break and was met with the shocking news of Robin‘s death. Honestly, I couldn’t go back to the work of packing. I did meet up with Emma and Josh for dinner as a way to distract myself and we had a great time together. More »
The 4 new films he left behind
The late Robin Williams has always been a prolific actor and, as such, it should come as no surprise that he has left behind a batch of new films that will be released in the coming months. Earlier this year, it was reported that Williams had wrapped filming production of the sequel film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which is due for release this coming holiday season (you can watch the first trailer for Night at the Museum above). Additionally, Robin had successfully filmed movies titled Merry Friggin’ Christmas (due out in early November), the British film Absolutely Anything (due out next year) and a drama titled Boulevard (which debuted at the TriBeca Film Festival earlier this year but has yet to be picked up by a studio for theatrical release). But while these 4 films will eventually make their way to movie theaters, I have to believe that plans for the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel that was reported last April will be cancelled. I cannot imagine that anyone will think it’s a good idea to move forward with a Mrs. Doubtfire 2 without Robin Williams in the lead role. I hope it is of some comfort to fans that there are still a few opportunities to see Robin in new movie projects in the coming months. For me, personally, I will hang on to and cherish the body of work that he has left behind. Through his new films and old, Robin Williams will remain with us forever.
"My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams"
Memorials and tributes to the late Robin Williams have flooded the media since the sad news of his death was reported yesterday, among them is a loving tribute by one of Robin‘s most recent co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar. As you may recall, we first learned that SMG and Robin would be starring together in a new CBS series titled The Crazy Ones in February of 2013. In April of 2013, we got our first look at the pair on the set of their new TV series. Altho the show was cancelled after one season, SMG has very fond and loving memories of working with Robin over the past year. On Twitter, she shared a collage of fun photos that she took with Robin. In an official statement, SMG shares with the world what Robin Williams meant to her and her family. More »
"I'll try to keep looking up"
Yesterday we learned the tragically sad news that actor Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63 in a reported suicide … news that has left the world reeling. Friends and fans have been mourning Robin‘s death as soon as the news was announced with tributes and memorials coming from every place imaginable. Shortly after news of her father’s death was announced, Williams‘s daughter Zelda Rae shared a loving memorial tribute to her late father on her official Twitter profile. It’s a tribute that she wanted to share with the world so I am sharing it with you below. More »
His death is described as "tragic and sudden"
Very, very sad news to pass along right now … Robin Williams has died. Williams‘s press rep has just issued a statement confirming news of Robin‘s death earlier today. Altho the cause of death has not yet been officially determined, Williams‘s rep reveals that he has been dealing with severe depression. Wow. This is just really shocking and really, really sad. I’m actually having a hard time processing this sad news. Just, wow. More »
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