Robin Williams was our Jack-in-the-box. He'd pop out all energetic to entertain us and we would laugh and laugh. We never thought about the times between his appearances when he was back in the box all alone in the dark waiting to be called upon. Reasons behind his death are being guessed.
Rob Schneider claims that Robin recently was diagnosed with Parkinson Disease and the medication to combat it has side effects that include suicide. I gather Schneider is a pharmaceutical wiz.
My neighbor says that Robin was broke. The ex-wives took all his money. That can be depressing. He must have been down to his last few million.
A few news articles stated that Robin was depressed because he was aging and his TV series was cancelled. It's harder to find work the older you get.
It has also been hinted that the current wife was withholding sex. She last saw him at ten p.m. the night before his body was found. Did they not share a bed? They hadn't been married that long!
The truth is something we will never know. But I guarantee you that very soon we be besieged by Robin William biographies who's authors will definitively declare Robin's last thoughts and reasons for his taking his life. For examples of author audacity, try reading "The Lives of John Lennon" by Albert Goldman or "Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi" by Bob Woodward. I can picture Clifford Irving typing out a tell-all book right this very minute.
If you don't know who Clifford Irving is, I am not going to tell you. You will have to look him up on Wikipedia for yourself.
Next time, we shall discuss how Humphrey Bogart's death caused Lauren Bacall's fatal stroke.