“You're only given a little spark of madness. And if you lose that...you're nothing.”
~ Robin Williams
I've often looked down my nose at people who get overly worked up in the wake of a celebrity's death. All too often, we place famous people on pedestals they don't deserve merely because of their fame or fortune.
This one is different.
This morning, Robin Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide. He was 63. An incredibly sad loss.
His death will touch the hearts of many, because he was more than just a comedian or an actor. He was an artist and a master of his craft, never one to hold back or shy away from taking risks. He was an integral part of our cultural fabric, someone who made us laugh and cry and laugh all over again. He used his success to help those in need. He impacted more lives than we can ever know.
The world was a better place for his talents, and it just won't be the same without him.
Rest in peace, Robin.