Segarini: Robin Williams

Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

THIS is the Robin Williams I remember. THIS is the Robin Williams I will miss. Not the actor, not the slapstick movies or the maudlin heart tuggers, or the serious dramatic turns. THIS is the Robin Williams who went from a street mime in SF to an explosion of wit, terror, truth, and freedom. A man with no brakes, no barriers, and no rules. Back when HBO was a joke, a shitty little tiny cable company, an upstart, Robin Williams was an upstart too…and fueled with the desire to be loved, to entertain, and in possession of a cocaine driven brain of epic ability…to think ahead while still saying what had popped into his head just moments ago. A train off the tracks, a comedy delivery that made the jokes as deadly as shrapnel. THIS is the Robin Williams I lost. Fuck.

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