When a person dies in such a "selfish", pointless, and quite frankly stupid way, it leaves a bad image whenever any of their other decisions are looked at. While Robin Williams definitely brought a lot of joy to society, he unfortunately threw a lot of it away when he abandoned himself and those who depended on him.
No, regardless of how he died Robin Williams was a genius actor and comedian. He is missed.
However, what people are often unaware of was that Robin Williams was not merely depressed. He had a history of depression and was undoubtedly depressed at the time, but his Parkinson's and Lewie Body Dementia undoubtedly loomed larger. We can not ever know whether his suicide was the result of the dementia or a moment of lucidity where he decided he just didn't want to continue suffering through a terminal illness.
People like to imagine that had his family noticed they could've staged an intervention and gotten him counseling and antidepressants and all would've been well. But that's not the case. He was terminally ill, suffering from dementia, and getting worse. Robin Williams should not have had to have taken his own life in such a painful manner. He should've been allowed to die with dignity. People suffering from terminal illnesses should be allowed to choose euthanasia with informed consent, and to write conditions for euthanasia in living wills in case it is too late for them to make informed consent.
The Comedy legend could not ruin his reputation even if he tried.
From everything to hilarious gut busting comedies to kids movies then to show his impressive acting skills he stared in several serious roles which can bring an audience to tears.
Someone so loved, and revered shall live on in infamy.
RIP Robin Williams
To erase someone's talent because of the manner is which they died does not seem possible. I don't think suicide has destroyed any actor's reputation. The general population, and particularly artists, have dysfunction in our lives. His life struggles may in fact be the reason why he made so many of the choices in his life that led to his great career. Also, I feel that ending one's life is a right and if his quality of life was so diminished that he wanted out, who am I to pass judgment on him and more specifically to allow that judgment to erase his career.
No I do not think that Robin Williams's death will ruin in reputation as an actor. He will always be perceived as an amazing comedian. Many people looked up to him and now that he has passed many people will find support in the manner of his death because they may be going through the same thing.
The only way to make a famous person more famous is to have a noteworthy death. Robin Williams taking his own life will only add to his legend. It will be a great final chapter in books and in movies made about him. It will have us talking about him for years.
Robin Williams was an addict. Robins William was depressed. What led one of the funniest men ever to grace the big screen to commit suicide. We all are familiar with the expression "Laughter is the best medicine" but Robin Williams exposed such naive concepts. Robin Williams appeared to all he encountered as being gleeful and happy. No one claimed to see any signs. This occurred due to a lack of knowledge. We need more research and healthcare advancements in treating healthcare.Robin Williams' reputation should not be blemished because of a disease he suffered. No one can understand how he felt. His death should be used to benefit humanity like he used his comedic talent to benefit humanity.