Comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his California home this morning. Suicide is being ruled as the explanation of his death. Williams was 63.
Williams had been battling depression recently and was in rehab in the past couple of years for cocaine addiction which he struggled with early in his career and has been struggling with again. Robin was also being treated for depression and was in a rehab center in Minnesota in June of this year.
The photo above was taken in the Lindstrom, Minnesota Dairy Queen where Robin, looking lanky and thin, was reportedly only visiting the Hazelden Treatment Center in Center City, Minnesota.
His wife Susan Schneider released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter:
“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 the focus will not be on Robin‘s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions,”
Chris Rock posted "So Sad, so funny." after hearing of his passing.
Questlove and others took to Twitter to express their sadness of his loss.
Come in Mork....please?
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 11, 2014
RIP to my dear brother and friend Robin Williams. The world will miss the decades of laughter that you gave all of us.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) August 11, 2014
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) August 11, 2014
The actor played many favorite roles like Mork From Ork, "Popeye" and charitable work for Comedy Relief and other organizations.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Mork Calling Orson, Come In Orson! Mork Calling Orson, Come In Orson!"
The original American Idol Kelly Clarkson gave birth to a baby girl. She made the announcement via where else but Twitter this weekend. They named the baby River Rose Blackstock. Couldn't be an easy baby name like Dawn? No? OK then!
Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 14, 2014
This is the first child for Kelly and her husband Brandon Blackstock.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Congrats to the Blackstock's...or the Clarkson's....or....yea...
Paul Walker was killed earlier today in a car crash. The "Fast & The Furious" star was 40.
Paul was at an event earlier today for his own charity for a toy collection drive. Recently, his charity helped with donations in the Philippines and the stricken tornado areas of the United States.
This photo is of Bill Townsend and Paul Walker taken earlier today before his passing and posted by Bill on his Facebook page. We thank MB for the tip on the photo.-DocFB
Diagnosis: When do we really know when our times is hours away from being over? When do we know?
What some people thought was a hoax, it is true. Paul Walker died earlier in a car crash. The "Fast & The Furious" star was 40 years old.
His reps confirmed his passing stating he was a passenger in the car. The driver died as well. The accident happened in Santa Clarita, California at 3:30 P.M. Saturday.
The Santa Clarita police confirmed Walker's passing in a press conference that US Weekly picked up.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Gone Too Soon.....
We wonder what was discussed between Timbaland, Jay Z, and Lenny Kravitz last night in Paris? A collaboration? Timbaland's divorce? Pictures of Blue Ivy? A spoiler of The Hunger Games Part 2?
Whatever was discussed, Mathieu Bitton caught it on camera last night for our photo of the moment.
Mathieu says the photo was taken at 79-Club Paris around 3 A.M.
We are sure there is more to the story but thank MB for being there and capturing the action!-DocFB
Sean Penn came out to support Madonna last night in New York City for her Secret Project Revolution film.
The gossip sites this morning are reporting that Sean was all about Madonna last night and she felt the same. Ho hum.
Madonna has always said that Sean was the "Love Of Her Life" even after "Shanghai Surprise" so we don't doubt she still has feelings for him.
It is nice that a couple who was once married can be civil with one another years later and support each other.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Wonder how many sites quoted old Madonna lyrics in their story. Screw that. We will just give you "Borderline" to jam to instead!
Our photo of the moment was taken by Mathieu Bitton of Lenny Kravitz making breakfast.
"Sunday morning coconut mango French toast."-Lenny Kravitz
BTW, "Are You Gonna Go My Way" 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" is out NOW!!!!
Diagnosis: My breakfast is usually a hot green tea, cold water, and a diabetic shot to test my blood sugar. Sexy isn't it?
There is no such thing as bad publicity anymore. Anyone who told you otherwise is living in the 90's like Arsenio Hall. Miley Cyrus has her and everyone else's tongue's wagging in the past month. So much so that Rolling Stone has put her on the cover. Naked.
Miley opened up about her MTV VMA performance with Robin Thicke stating "no one is talking about the man behind the ass, are they?":
"Honestly, that was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn't. I thought that's what the VMAs were all about! It's not the Grammys or the Oscars. You're not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style. It's supposed to be fun!"
"No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of 'Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,' but never, 'Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.' They're only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there's a double standard.”
"America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong. Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It's a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word 'f**k.' And I'm like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you're not allowed to say 'f**k'? It's like when they bleeped 'molly' at the VMAs. Look what I'm doing up here right now, and you're going to bleep out 'molly'? Whatever."
She has a point. I am agreeing with Molly....er..I mean Miley.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Will a man pose on Rolling Stone in a couple of a months mocking Miley? Say...Will Farell? Hmm...
The Arsenio Hall show debuted with huge numbers but not huge guests last night. It is great to see him back. Will the ratings stay that high or were the ratings due to a curiosity interest in Arsenio?
Arsenio had Jay Leno, Tara Reid, and Paula Abdul as special guests. The confirmed guests were Chris Tucker and Snoop Dogg/Lion.
Fallon had Steve Harvey and Duck Dynasty but a surprise performer of Kanye West with Charlie Wilson.
David Letterman had Janelle Monae on his show last night.
Kanye and Janelle seemed like perfect guests for Arsenio, especially on his debut episode. I understand for nostalgia having Snoop on but Kanye or Janelle should have been on his show.
Although the ratings went to Arsenio, Kimmel led in popularity trending on Twitter for almost the entire night as it was found out he was behind a Twerking fire video that went viral and fooled everyone that it was staged.
Arsenio's guests for Tuesday night will be Ice Cube, Lisa Kudrow, and Mac Miller. Can he pull off getting a few cast members from "Friends" to be on the show?
Kimmel has Simon Cowell, Stacey Kiebler and Gary Clark Jr. That is a pretty stacked episode.
Letterman has Billy Crystal and Sheryl Crow. Eh.
Fallon has Michelle Pfiefer, David Cross, and Volcano Choir.
Unless Arsenio pulls in a surprise guest, Kimmel's episode on paper looks better.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We are rooting for Arsenio. When his show first aired, all he had to do was worry about Johnny Carson. Now, there is a lot more competition. He needs to dominate on guests and ratings now. He has one. Time to get the other.....