Robin Williams, 1951-2014 - 2014-08-11
News this evening that Robin Williams was found dead in his Marin home is reverberating around the world and we'll be dealing with the shock for some time. Early reports indicate he may have taken his own life after a long battle with depression.
Our readers began posting remembrances of him this afternoon, and we hope that continues. Tell us your favorite Robin Williams memories. Also, we can already see on social media that people are trying to use this moment to raise awareness about the debilitating effects of depression — and that it doesn't care about fame or success.
This blog is about Scientology, and Williams only touched on it briefly. But we want to remember those times. One of our more memorable experiences here was talking with Harlan Ellison about L. Ron Hubbard, and we noted that Ellison had previously told his tale about Hubbard to Robin Williams...