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Robin Williams Commits Suicide – BREAKING NEWS

Robin Williams, Dead at 63 By Apparent Suicide
Robin Williams, Dead at 63 By Apparent Suicide

Good God. Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Williams had been battling severe depression and had recently checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. Police reported  that Williams was found unconscious around noon in his home in Tiburon, California, north of San Francisco, after responding to a 911 call.

 

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via HuffPo:

“Williams was best known for his starring roles in classic comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam and Jumanji, but also in dramas like Dead Poets Society. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He rose to fame while playing Mork the alien in the TV show Mork & Mindy, a Happy Days spinoff.

Most recently, Williams had starred in the new CBS sitcom ‘The Crazy Ones.’ It was cancelled after just one season. At his time of death, a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire was in the works.

Susan Schneider, the actor’s wife, released the following statement to the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff:

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

As our own Taylour Chanel so eloquently writes (below) of how depression is REAL (and how it can get the best of us), I will include myself in the full knowledge of the creeping, deep darkness of Clinical Depression. Personally, I suffer from PTSD (stemming from childhood abuse) and I, too realize how this torment can just be overwhelming at times. We hear people say, “snap out of it!” or “what do YOU have to be depressed about?“–and I pray that someday we won’t hear those unkind, thoughtless words thrown around so carelessly.

Depression needs to be discussed in school–maybe then it won’t have such a stigma attached. Perhaps a suffering young person will TELL teacher or counselor about their inner turmoil. Otherwise, depression sufferers will continue to self-medicate, put on a happy public face, then crash. Don’t ignore the early signs if they are presented to you. — Julia

Commentary By: Taylour Chanel, Beauty Editor for Dipped in Cream

“I don’t know why this was the first reaction I had to Robin Williams’s death, but here goes. All of you should know by now that I rarely post, much less about celebrity-related things. Look, I’m not going to sit here and act like I knew him, or the scope of his influence, or memorable movies, I’m not like that. But, what did hit home was how he passed. I had such a genuine emotional reaction that it surprised even me, but, I cried. Not because of Robin Williams himself (okay maybe a little,) but because suicidal thoughts are such a real, and honest struggle that so many people deal with.

Truth be told, that since last year I have been having the most intense battle with depression and panic/anxiety I have ever had. If it weren’t for the small number of people closest to me as well as starting my business, I hate to even say this to the whole interwebs- but I truly don’t know if I would be here today. For me, depression is an illness that had been there for a long time. I only noticed however, after I’d pushed myself too far and had a break down at my old job that something was wrong. For others it could be anything- an awful personal event, harsh comments on social media, or sometimes just not having someone to talk to that leads them to a dark place. It makes my heart hurt to even begin to think of the people who may not be as fortunate as I was to have someone to help them through their struggle. Help the people around you, if you notice something is wrong, try to love them through it have patience. I don’t care if we hardly even know each other, but please talk to me if you feel you have no one else to talk to. I hope Robin Williams’ death is perceived as less, “WHO WILL PLAY ROBIN WILLIAMS IN HIS BIOPIC?!!!?” and MORE about the reality that ANYONE can succumb to mental illness, and EVERYONE needs support, love and encouragement. I truly hope Robin Williams has found peace.

I have love in my heart for all who might read this, thank you for letting me share a very personal part of my story with you.” 

Genie-RobinGenie, you’re free.

Photo: via Academy of Arts and Sciences/Twitter

RIP, Mr. Williams. You will be so missed.

 

 

 

 

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‘The Voice’ Recap, Night 4 of the Blind Auditions

The Voice - Season 5

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I complained that Monday night’s show was a little dull, and it was, but Tuesday night’s episode brought the excitement and great voices. With better singers comes a bigger demand, and no matter how many times he stuck his tattooed head out for someone, Cee Lo couldn’t catch a break. Which begs the question, why doesn’t anyone want to be on Team Green?

Will Champlin was first out of the gate with “Not Over You” by Gavin Degraw. If he hadn’t sounded so good I would have rooted against him, it was the white-rimmed glasses, and he got turns from all of the guys. He picked Adam over Cee Lo and Blake. Sam Cerniglia looked exactly how he sounded, like a Michael Buble wannabe. No surprise that he chose Buble’s “It’s A Beautiful Day” but couldn’t match the charm of Michael’s voice for me. He picked Blake as his coach.

 

James Irwin was back for a second chance after he auditioned last season and got no turns, though the story losing his daughters not soon after their births touched a lot of hearts. This time sang REM‘s “Losing My Religion” which got all four coaches to hit their buttons. I think he would have been great on anyone’s team, but he decided to chose Adam as his coach.

Tons of young, but very talented, contestants take the stage in hopes of getting a spot on the show. Sometimes they’re good enough to get the coaches attention, sometimes they’re a Macey Estes. Technically a good singer, at the beginning of her performance of Ariana Grande‘s “The Way,” both Blake and Adam noted how young she sounded. This resulted in no turns, and she even got a range lesson from Christina. She just can’t help busting out one of those high notes. Jennifer Newberry also got no turns. She reminded me a bit of Robyn, perhaps it was the blonde cropped hair, oh and she’s Swedish. I liked the 80s vibe of her voice, but her version of “Locked Out of Heaven” lacked ummph, and the coaches all agreed that she needed to figure out what style best fits her voice.

Jason Kerston, from Seattle looked like the missing sixth member of One Direction, was actually a bit of a metal head. He would have done better with a better song choice as well, but he could always start a band.

I think Cee Lo is the Adam of this season. Though he presented some good arguments, it took a couple of tries to get some members on his team. There was Stephanie Anne Thompson, classically trained but wanted to show she was versatile. Again, I appreciate when performers go against what you would expect them to do, but she didn’t allow her voice to shine with “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” She did get two turns, and a coach in Cee Lo. He also gained R. Anthony, one of the standouts of the night. He lost Olivia Henken, a Country singer who obviously wanted Blake, but had to settle for Xtina.

 

Ashley DuBose, a single mother and computer analyst, wowed the crowed and coaches with Rihanna‘s “Diamonds.” The coaches fought hard for her, but ultimately Adam made the best case. It really is time to dethrone Blake!

As it stands, both Adam and Christina have 10 members each. Blake and Cee Lo both have nine. Maybe he’s turning for the wrong type of singers, but Cee Lo seems to be having a hard time gaining singers. He’s known as the “weird” coach, which might be hurting him, but he is the most sincere sometimes, and he has cat and bird! Isn’t that enough?What do you think of the coaches’ teams so far? Let us know!

 

Troubled Country Singer Mindy McCready Reportedly Commits Suicide

Country singer, Mindy McCready dead of an apparent suicide.

Details are still coming in, but it’s being reported that country singer, Mindy McCready has taken her own life at the age of 37.

via FOX17Nashville

Country music singer Mindy McCready has committed suicide, according to FOX 17 and multiple other reports.

Stacy McCloud, a reporter at FOX 17 in Nashville, tweeted:

“A close family friend of Mindy McCready has informed me that the country singer has committed suicide.”

A short time later she tweeted:

“The Mindy McCready suicide I told you about has now been confirmed from 4 different sources. A statement from the family is in the works.”

Andrea Canning, a correspondent for NBC News, is also reporting McCready committed suicide on Sunday. Canning said a family friend told her that McCready “shot and killed herself this evening.”

McCready, who was an American country music singer, was born on Nov. 30, 1975. She recorded five studio albums, including her debut album Ten Thousand Angels back in 1996. McCready gained notoriety back in 2008 when her relationship with Roger Clemens was made public.

This poor woman seemed so emotionally tormented.  I’m not a huge country music fan at all, but I saw her on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew several years ago, and could tell things were probably not going to improve for her.  Throughout the most recent years, her life seemingly kept taking turns for the worse.

Mindy with her boyfriend, David Wilson.

via EOnline:

It’s been a difficult month for Mindy McCready, and unfortunately, E! News has learned that the country singer’s life has come to end far too soon.

A source close to the 37-year-old tells us her body was found in Heber Springs, Ark.

“Things have been hectic. But I’m still here..,” the star tweeted in January.

Just a little over a month ago, McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson, died at the age of 34 with no cause of death or details surrounding his passing being revealed, however continues to be under investigation.

Hold your loved-ones close…

Thank you for the info, Patti.