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Comic times out!

Comic times out!
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He was the star of family-friendly blockbusters such Jumanji and Flubber. His role as the alien Mork in the television series Mork & Mindy has been widely appreciated and established him as a great actor. He went on to prove his acting acumen with Oscar winning performance as a talented but grieving therapist Dr Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

Through his remarkable range of performances, American actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams and made us see life in ways we haven’t.

His sharp and subtle one-liners have immortalised him. Though he was an actor par excellence, Robin will best known for his comic roles. That was his forte. Making people laugh is, as they say and rightly, more difficult than making them cry. For most, who have grown up watching him, a piece of childhood has been lost. But the fact that a man who ‘lit up when he was able to make people laugh’ was suffering from ‘acute depression’ is cruelly ironic.

Guess that’s the romance of ironies.

Robin died on Tuesday morning from a suspected suicide. He was 63. But as the world started reacting with sorrow and tears, the actor’s wife Susan Schneider said the family hopes ‘that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions’.

That would be the real tribute to the man whom we owe the smiles and uncontrollable laughter. For artists like Williams teach us not to cry about what’s over but smile that it happened.
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