Today the comedy community, and practically everyone I know, was saddened to learn of yet another WTF guest’s premature demise–making the now revered Robin Williams episode in many ways a memoriam for the beloved Academy-Award winning actor. My apologies to Marc Maron for posting the unauthorized YouTube upload of Williams’s interview, but it was readily available. Thought I’d make both versions an option. Truly a wonderful episode; just two guys at what we now know to be a turning point in their careers and personal lives. Take a listen.
The WTF episode with Guest Robin Williams
Marin County Coroner investigators claim the “the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.” The actor was reportedly suffering from extreme depression, and had been in a rehabilitation facility for substance abuse as recently as July.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Those of us who grew up on this guy are really feeling this. We’ll miss you, Mr. Williams. Nanoo nanoo.