Monday, August 11, 2014
Why did Robin Williams kill himself?
I battle depression and have had suicidal ideation, but Robin Williams? Rich, smart, healthy, settled, kids, current wife. What the hell? Unfortunately, there's no shortage of talented, wealthy people prematurely ending their lives.
His second marriage broke up after 19 years and two children. That is not really something a serious, intelligent person recovers from. Maybe he never got over it.
Was it current marital problems? Depressives hunker down, and you are not going to hear about it. But at Robin Williams' level, if you're really that unhappy you can tell her to take her severance pay and hit the road.
At 63 with three adult kids, his life should have been focused on maintaining his estate, advising his children and their spouses, and babysitting his grandkids. But now he's dead by his own hand.
Lord have mercy.