After a long struggle with depression, Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning from what the Marin County Coroner’s office deems “suicide due to asphyxiation.”
Like many ’90s kids, I was first introduced to Robin Williams when he lent his voice to the Genie in Walt Disney’s Aladdin. Even as a little kid, I was blown away by his comedic abilities.
Robin Williams absolutely loved video games, especially The Legend of Zelda. He was such a fan of the Zelda series that he named his daughter, who recently celebrated her 25th birthday, Zelda.
If there’s anything positive that can come from his death, it’s suicide prevention and depression awareness. If you or someone you know is battling depression or having suicidal thoughts, there is help. Suicide.org provides a list of international crisis hotlines. Save.org also offers resources for those dealing with depression.
Thank you Mr. Williams for all the joy you brought to this world.