Tennis Community Reacts To Passing Of Robin Williams
by Staff | August 11th, 2014, 10:50 pm
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Comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away earlier today due to an apparent suicide. The 63-year-old touched many lives including those in the tennis community where he was a regular at the LA tennis event.

Andre Agassi (via Facebook): “Stefanie and I are saddened at the loss of our friend Robin Williams. He was one of the kindest, most generous people we have ever known. Our prayers are with his family and closest friends during this very sad and difficult time. Today the world has lost a beautiful soul…”

RIP Robin Williams.


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15 Comments for Tennis Community Reacts To Passing Of Robin Williams

Hippy Chic Says:

Indeed this is such sad news,ive just seen it on the news,and cannot believe it,im so shocked,my condolonses to Robins family on this very sad loss,unbelievable….


metan Says:

Love you Robin, RIP!


Michael Says:

Mrs Doubtfire was one of my favourite films and what a classic performance it was by Robin in that film which set benchmarks in comedy. He enacted the role of a Governess in that film with consummate ease and delivered something extra special through his superlative efforts. Unfortunately, the film didn’t win him major awards despite his stellar performance. Robin was one of the most inspired and gifted comic minds and is one of the greatest actors Hollywood is blessed with. He also took special interest in Tennis and was an avid watcher and a keen fan of this Sport. It is unfortunate that a man who humoured the World with his penchant for comedy has opted to commit suicide thereby bringing in a tearful farewell to his stellar career. Although he is dead, his work lives on.


Hippy Chic Says:

Michael mine too i also loved him in Good Morning Vietanam,Awakenings was another brilliant film which he starred with Robert De Niro,did you know he made a cameo appareance in Sitcom Happy Days,as the alien Mork which sporned the spin off Mork and Mindy,in a dream that Richie Cunningham had i believe,and when Richie woke from the dream there was a knock on the door at it was Robin Williams asking for directions?


Michael Says:

Alison,

Yes, a great actor and comedian who even mocked at himself. Of the films, you mentioned, I had the chance to see Awakening and as you said, it was a wonderful movie with superlative performances by both Niro as well as Robin. But I haven’t had the opportunity to see Good morning Vietnam as well as Sitcom Happy days. You see, I am not a dedicated die hard movie buff, but I like the performance of Robin and consider him as a Great actor and the finest Hollywood has produced. From your description, they also happen to be interesting ones and I will try to view them this week end.


Hippy Chic Says:

Michael i recomend you checking out that episode of Happy Days on you tube,it was Robins big break,he and Billy Crystal also made a very short but very memorable appearance in an episode of Friends,you will be glad that you did,so sad i guess none of us know what goes on behind closed doors,some of the funniest comedians suffer with depression,im not a comedian but i too have suffered with it….


Hippy Chic Says:

^Henry Winkler said Robin adlibed in some of the scenes too^….


calmdownplease Says:

I preferred dark Robin Williams
He was great with Pacino in `Insomnia` and I loved his performance in `One Hour Photo`.
Very sad news, but depression is one of those things that can’t be left unchecked.
Ah well.


Hippy Chic Says:

He was a fantastic all round actor,could go from dark to comic effortlessly,i loved Dead Poets Society,Awakenings,Good Will Hunting,The Fisher King,Jacob The Liar was funny and sad as its a difficult thing to do when tackling the subject of the holocaust,i did love him as Mork in Mork and Mindy,R.I.P ROBIN WILLIAMS so sad….


skeezer Says:

Best Genie ever.
RIP RW.


jane Says:

it is sad … sudden and sad.
i liked his dark roles too cdp, but loved him as mork, and in good will hunting too. and stand up. he’s out-of-contol in the stand up. that’s where you really see how fast that brain whizzed.
too bad he couldn’t find a different way out of his depression. : /


Okiegal Says:

@CDP

I liked the dark side of Robin too. Those movies were two of my favorites. They showed a side of Robin I didn’t know existed. Thought he was brilliant in these serious films. Favorite comedies are “Bird Cage” and “Mrs. Doubtfire”…..too think we will never get to see him on the late nite tv talk shows. Yes, he will be missed…..loved this guy!! A real talent, such a great loss. Sympathies to his loved ones.


SG1 Says:

A brilliant comedian who’s life was cut short far too early. Fortunately, he’s left behind a legacy of work that will be appreciated forever.

Condolences to his family and friends. He’ll be missed.


SG1 Says:

Awakenings, Dead Poet’s Society, Patch Adams and Good Will Hunting. Being in this many great movies would be a career for most. Then there’s RW’s comedic stuff on top of all of this. Phenomenal talent with a tortured soul.


Patson Says:

RIP Robin Williams.

His performance in Good Will Hunting was one of my favorites. He will be remembered by millions.


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